What is it about hymns?

Earlier this year when we were broadcasting at the funeral of the late Dr Richard Maponya in Soweto, there was one particular hymn that was sang. It’s called Lizalise idinga lakho Thixo wenyaniso "God of truth fulfill your promise". Some articles say it was a prayer composed by Rev Tiyo Soga who is said to be the first black South African to be ordained and worked to translate the Bible and John Bunyan's classic work Pilgrim's Progress into his native Xhosa language.

Guest: Rev Dr Lungile Mpetsheni – General Secretary of the Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa