Hymn #526: Sihahamb’ ekukhanyen’ kwenkhos’ (We Are Marching in the Light of God)
This South African song is named SIYAHAMBA here for the first word of the text. The melody is in a march tempo, as it was frequently sung by large groups of demonstrators marching or walking to protest the actions of a government that denied them participation.
South African freedom music played a central role in the overthrow of a minority white government. The New Century Hymnal is the first major denominational hymnal to include this song. It is best learned as it was learned in South Africa, from a singer who teaches it to others.