Kumbaya
The Seekers Lyrics


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Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya
Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya
Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya
Oh, Lord, kumbaya (oh, Lord, kumbaya)

Someone's cryin', Lord, kumbaya
Someone's cryin', Lord, kumbaya
Someone's cryin', Lord, kumbaya
Oh, Lord, kumbaya (oh, Lord, kumbaya)

Someone's singin', Lord, kumbaya
Someone's singin', Lord, kumbaya
Someone's singin', Lord, kumbaya
Oh, Lord, kumbaya (oh, Lord, kumbaya)

Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya
Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya
Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya
Oh, Lord, kumbaya (oh, Lord, kumbaya)





Kumbaya

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to The Seekers' song Kumbaya are quite simple, repeating the same few lines throughout. However, the repetition creates a powerful message of prayer and unity. The song begins with a call out to the Lord to come and join in singing and praying together. It then acknowledges the pain of someone who is crying out to the Lord, possibly for help or comfort. Despite this sadness, the song continues with the recognition that someone is also singing and praising the Lord, showing a message of hope and faith.


The repetition of "kumbaya" is actually a Gullah word, a dialect spoken by African Americans who lived in the Lowcountry region of the southeastern United States. It means "come by here" or "come and help me." The song has become a symbol of unity and community, often being used in peaceful protests or as a way to bring people together in times of struggle.


Overall, the song's message is one of hope, faith, and coming together in prayer and song. It shows the power of unity and the ability of a simple song to connect people from all walks of life.


Line by Line Meaning

Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya
We humbly request your presence, my Lord. Please be with us and bring us peace and comfort.


Oh, Lord, kumbaya (oh, Lord, kumbaya)
Oh, Lord, please come and be with us. We need your guidance and support.


Someone's cryin', Lord, kumbaya
There are people who are suffering and in pain, Lord. Please come and comfort them.


Someone's singin', Lord, kumbaya
There are people who are rejoicing and praising you, Lord. Please come and bless them.


Kumbaya
We continue to call upon the Lord for his presence and blessings.




Lyrics ยฉ BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: JOHN PHILLIPS, RICHARD WEISSMAN, SCOTT MCKENZIE

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Comments from YouTube:

@peterramlal7799

Judith Durham was an angel sent to earth to sing for us. RIP Judith...๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ

@ValentinRamirez-fr9dm

Si ella fue un รกngel enviada a la tierra

@dianamarquez4774

I never knew she sang this song in such a magnificent manner. It is the most perfect rendering and I have heard many versions. The harmony is astounding. May she sing in the sky.

@DavidPola1961

This was the reunion concerts in Australia in 1993 back together for first time since 1968

@josephmccormick3851

She's just passed away today a beautiful talent a gorgeous face an incredible voice a quality band the seekers .sleep well Judith x

@riccardosilva.8372

Por gentileza ela judith teve filhos ?

@ashtongoorachan5168

Judith and her band was absolutely wonderful. What a beautiful voice!RIP.

@dustymiller1696

They don't make singers or groups like this these days. Thank God we can still hear them on old DVDs and You Tube. The Seekers, Judith Collins, Joan Baez. That is singing as it should be

@bobeverhart7151

Godspeed, Sweet Lady. Keep singing! The world is a lesser place tonight... Thank you for all you have given.

@bagepaa

I am a diehard fan of the The Seekers from India, and have been in love withJudith Durham's voice ever since I heard her songs. As someone once described, her voice is sweeter than honey on toast.

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