Banso tosepela: A song of praise to Jesus Christ
Banso tosepela is a song composed by Gael Music Alain Moloto, a Congolese gospel singer and songwriter. The song is in Lingala, a Bantu language spoken in the Democratic Republic of Congo and neighboring countries. The title means “We are heirs” in Lingala, and the song expresses gratitude and joy for the inheritance that Christ has given us through his death and resurrection.
The song has a lively and upbeat rhythm, with piano accompaniment and vocal harmonies. It is popular among Christian communities in Africa and beyond, especially during worship services and celebrations. The lyrics of the song are as follows:
Banso to sepela bokonzi na Yesu
Bolingo ya Nzambe mpe nguya ya seko
Kolo na nionso afandi na kembo
Mokonzi ya milimo nionso
We are heirs of Jesus' power
God's love and eternal strength
In everything he has lifted us up
The Lord of all miracles
Nionso ya malamu ewuti na Yesu
Loboko na Nzambe mpe liloba ya bomoi
Molimo naye nde epesi biso lelo
Lobiko mpe bomoi ya seko
All good things come from Jesus
God's hand and the word of life
His Spirit is the one who gives us today
Glory and eternal life
If you want to learn more about Banso tosepela, you can watch a piano tutorial on YouTube or listen to a choir performance. You can also learn more about the Nso language, which shares some words with Lingala, such as banso (we) and bokonzi (power). Banso is also a name for the Nso people of Cameroon, who have their own rich culture and history. Banso can also mean counterclaim or counteraction in Korean, but that is not related to the song.
Banso tosepela is not only a song, but also a declaration of faith and identity. By singing that we are heirs of Jesus’ power, we affirm that we belong to God’s family and that we have access to his blessings and promises. By singing that God’s love and eternal strength are in everything, we acknowledge that he is the source of our joy and peace. By singing that he has lifted us up and given us glory and eternal life, we celebrate his grace and mercy that saved us from sin and death.
The song also invites us to reflect on the meaning of inheritance in the biblical sense. Inheritance is not something that we earn or deserve, but something that we receive as a gift from our Father. Inheritance is not something that we can lose or waste, but something that we can enjoy and share with others. Inheritance is not something that we have to wait for in the future, but something that we can experience now in Christ.
As heirs of Jesus’ power, we are called to live in his likeness and follow his example. We are called to love God and our neighbors as ourselves, to serve the poor and the oppressed, to seek justice and righteousness, to proclaim the gospel and make disciples, to worship God in spirit and in truth, and to hope for his return and the restoration of all things. We are called to be salt and light in the world, to shine his glory and grace wherever we go.
Banso tosepela is a song that inspires us to praise God for who he is and what he has done for us. It is a song that reminds us of who we are and what we have in him. It is a song that challenges us to live as his heirs and witnesses. It is a song that expresses our gratitude and joy for the inheritance that Christ has given us.