The Multicultural Believers Fellowship had the chance to be part of a multi-ethnic Christmas concert that the Church Street Bible Chapel organised on 23 November at their auditorium.

One of the two songs that we sang was “Let Us Sing Praises” and its Tagalog-translation.

“Let Us Sing Praises” is the English-version of the song “Mag-Amba Sang Pagdayaw“, which is a popular Hiligaynon (or Ilonggo) praise song among Baptist churches in Western Visayas and some churches in Mindanao.

Please read the English and Tagalog lyrics below:


Let us sing praises to our God
For He created us.
Let’s give Him all our moments and our lives
Worship His Holy name!
For when we give our faith and trust in Him
We gain the joy of the Lord
Let’s forsake our sinfulness
And praise His Almighty name.

Jesus Christ has come to seek and save who are lost
He is coming back again, our final victory!

Let’s praise Him every day of our lives
Let’s shout out loud hallelujah
Let us be His witness into all the world
He is the Almighty God!

Raise up your hands in praise,
Believe in His mighty pow’r.
Go and tell it to the world
Go and tell it to the world
Go and tell it to the world
That God… God is love!


Umawit ng papuri sa ating Diyos
Diyos na May Likha
Mag-alay ng papuri sa bawat oras
Sambahin ang ngalan Niya
Sa ating pagpupuri at pagsamba
Nagagalak ang Diyos
Kasalana’y iwaglit at papurihan natin Siya

Si Kristo’y narito sa pagligtas sa atin
Siya’y muling magbabalik tagumpay nating lahat.

Purihin nation Siya sa bawat araw
Awitin natin ang Hallelujah
Sabihin natin sa sanlibutan
Ang Diyos ay makapangyarihan

Itaas ang mga kamay
Sa ating pagsamba
Isigaw sa sangkatauhan
Isigaw sa sangkatauhan
Isigaw sa sangkatauhan
Ang Diyos… ay pag-ibig!

Pastoring a multicultural church, it is my desire that this song will be translated to other languages.

Learning a song in many languages has impact on the unity and fellowship of the church.