We are marching in the light of God

We are marching in the light of God. South African Freedom song, translated by Anders Nyberg* (1955- ). In 1978 Nyberg led a Swedish worship group called ‘Fjedur’ to South Africa, then under an apartheid regime. After the return to Sweden, ca. 1980, ‘Fjedur’ published the freedom songs of the black churches (see South African freedom songs*). These were then edited by Nyberg, who provided English translations, and published with the title Freedom is Coming (Church of Sweden Mission, 1984). Among them is this hymn, for which Nyberg is famous in English-language books. The original, ‘Siyahamb’ ekukhanyen’ kwenkos’, is written in the Nguni dialect, a mixture of Zulu and Xhosa; the translation...

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