Leseli La Hao

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The main image of this supplication to God is light, another is the mountain, a high, solid, place. Moerane chose the text from verses 3-5 of Psalm 43 in the Old Testament ‘Book of Psalms’, adapting them to Sesotho, and in the process changing their meaning slightly. Compare them with the King James Version here: https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Psalms-Chapter-43/, accessed 20 March 2020. He sets the words very effectively at the beginning, for a soloist, who seems to represent the supplicant, singing with, and then blending into, the chorus.