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Lord, I Want To Be A Christian
      (African American Spiritual)

Lord, I want to be a Christian
      In my heart,
      In my heart.
Lord, I want to be a Christian
      In my heart,
      In my heart.

Chorus:
In my heart, in my heart,
Lord, I want to be a Christian,
      In my heart.

Alternate Chorus Endings:
Lord, I want to be more loving,
      In my heart.
Lord, I want to be more holy,
      In my heart.
Lord, I want to be more like Jesus,
      In my heart.

Lord, I want to be more loving
      In my heart,
      In my heart.
Lord, I want to be more loving
      In my heart,
      In my heart.

Lord, I want to be more holy
      In my heart,
      In my heart.
Lord, I want to be more holy
      In my heart,
      In my heart.

Lord, I want to be more like Jesus
      In my heart,
      In my heart.
Lord, I want to be more like Jesus
      In my heart,
      In my heart.

Bhlihii, Sh Ooshdl̜a̜ Doo Nisin
      (Paul Redhouse lyaa)

Jesus t''an ooshdl̜a̜ doo,
      Shij biyi,
      Shij biyi.
Jesus t''an ooshdl̜a̜ doo,
      Shij biyi,
      Shij biyi.

H̜̜h haasti̜g:
Shij biyi, shij biyi,
Jesus t''an ooshdl̜a̜ doo,
      Shij biyi,

 
Wzh̜ ay''sh'ni doo,
      Shij biyi,
Wzh̜ she'iina' diyin doo,
      Shij bii'di,
Jesusgi nsht' laanaa,
      Shij bii'di,

Wzh̜ ay''sh'ni doo,
      Shij biyi,
      Shij biyi,
Wzh̜ ay''sh'ni doo,
      Shij biyi,
      Shij biyi,

Wzh̜ she'iina' diyin doo,
      Shij biyi,
      Shij biyi,
Wzh̜ she'iina' diyin doo,
      Shij biyi,
      Shij biyi,

Jesusgi nsht' laanaa,
      Shij biyi,
      Shij biyi,
Jesusgi nsht' laanaa,
      Shij biyi,
      Shij biyi,

Here is a video of the words performed by Emmanuel John to help learn the lyrics to the above song. Enjoy:

Note: Both text and tune were first published in Folk Songs of the American Negro (1907), compiled by brothers Frederick Work and John W. Work, Jr. (PHH 476).

The English lyrics are used here without permission for educational purposes to help learn the Navajo-translated lyrics.

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