Nun Tobul Lyrics & English Translation – Jonathan Lianhna

Nun Tobul is a Mizo Gospel song composed and popularized by Jonathan Lianhna, a singer from Mizoram. The song was released on July 22, 2023.

The music video of Nun Tobul won the coveted 32nd Lelte Award for Best Music Video of the Year (Gospel category), while the singer Jonathan Lianhna won the Best Song Composer of the Year in the same category and the 9th Thazual Award for Best Male Artist Gospel.

NUN ṬOBUL LYRICS

Vawiin ka buaina hian kumkhua a daih dâwn lo,
Ni thar a lo chhuak a, hunin herliam pui ṭhîn,
Hnah hlui an ṭil zova, hnah thar lo chawr ang hian,
Hringnun pawh hian rahbi thar a kâi leh ṭhîn.

Ka nun ṭobul i ni, Lalpa i ta ka ni,
Hma lam hun thlîr thiam lo,
Thlîr thui thei lo ta chu,
Eng nge min hmuak?
Tu’n kan hre phak si lo,
Ka tun hun leh hma hun pawh
Lalpa nangin nei rawh.

Zârtin tliak tawh mah hian ṭhan rêng ṭhulh lohva,
Châwmtu ringa nungin pârmawi chawi leh theih chuan,
Duhtaka siamtu duan, a lunglai luahtu hi,
Lalpa’n min chawm, ka ṭhan ṭhulh a phal si lo.

Ka nun ṭobul i ni, Lalpa i ta ka ni,
Hma lam hun thlîr thiam lo,
Thlîr thui thei lo ta chu,
Eng nge min hmuak?
Tu’n kan hre phak si lo,
Ka tun hun leh hma hun pawh
Lalpa nangin nei rawh.

Vanglai a ral anga, hâi ang ka la tar ang,
Chakna a chuai anga, famkhua ka hnaih hun paw’n,
Ka buaipui ṭhin Isua’n min chelh reng dawn ka hria,
Hei hi a ni, nun thuruk chatuan daih chu.

Ka nun ṭobul i ni, Lalpa i ta ka ni,
Hma lam hun thlîr thiam lo,
Thlîr thui thei lo ta chu,
Eng nge min hmuak?
Tu’n kan hre phak si lo,
Ka tun hun leh hma hun pawh
Lalpa nangin nei rawh.


NUN ṬOBUL

Composer: Jonathan Lianhna
Popularized by: Jonathan Lianhna


Nun Tobul on YouTube

NUN TOBUL LYRICS ENGLISH TRANSLATION

ROOT OF LIFE

Today’s trouble will not last forever,
A new day dawns, and fades away with time;
Just as old leaves shed and new leaves sprout,
Even our lives enter into new seasons.

You are the root of my life, Lord I am yours,
Not knowing how to behold the future,
Not having any foresightedness,
What is awaiting us? No one is able to perceive,
My Present and my future, Lord, have all of it.

Although every branch may be broken, yet it never ceases to grow,
Sustained by faith in the provider, capable of blooming again,
Fondly designed by the creator, The one who dwells in His heart,
The Lord sustains, He never forbids me to grow.

You are the root of my life, Lord I am yours,
Not knowing how to behold the future,
Not having any foresightedness,
What is awaiting us? No one is able to perceive,
My Present and my future, Lord, have all of it.

Youthful days shall fade away and like an old tree,
My strength will get weary, as I get closer to eternity,
Jesus, the one I pursued, I know will always hold on to me,
This is the secret of life, an everlasting one!

You are the root of my life, Lord I am yours,
Not knowing how to behold the future,
Not having any foresightedness,
What is awaiting us? No one is able to perceive,
My Present and my future, Lord, have all of it.

About Jonathan Lianhna

Jonathan Lianhna on Social Media: Instagram, YouTube, Facebook

Jonathan Lianhna, a promising talent in the music scene of Mizoram, India, has made significant strides in his career as a gospel singer and composer. His recent accomplishments include winning two prestigious awards at the Lelte Award 2023 and another at Zonet’s 9th edition of Thazual Award, a testament to his growing influence in the music industry.

Lianhna’s music video “Nun Tobul” was honored as the Music Video of the Year at the Lelte Award 2023. This recognition is significant as it highlights his ability to create visually compelling and impactful musical narratives. The award also underscores the quality and creativity embedded in his work, further establishing him as a notable figure in the regional music scene. Additionally, Lianhna’s talents as a composer were acknowledged when he received the Song Composer of the Year award. This accolade celebrates his skill in crafting engaging and meaningful music, reflecting his deep connection with his cultural and musical roots.

Jonathan Lianhna poses with his trophies

Jonathan Lianhna’s latest release, “Beiseina (feat. Zorema Khiangte & Uncle Joe)” came out on November 12, 2023. This release adds to his growing discography and showcases his continuous effort to evolve and innovate in his musical journey. His work resonates with a wide audience, as evidenced by his growing listener base and scrobbles count, indicating a promising future for this artist in the music industry.

Lianhna’s ability to blend traditional gospel themes with contemporary musical elements has garnered him a dedicated following. His music often explores themes of faith, resilience, and spiritual journey, resonating deeply with his audience. As he continues to make music and receive recognition, Jonathan Lianhna is undoubtedly carving out a unique space for himself in the music world, especially in the gospel genre. His contributions not only enrich the cultural tapestry of Mizoram but also shine a light on the diverse and vibrant music scene in the region.

About The Song Nun Ṭobul

Nun Ṭobul translated into English as “Root of Life,” is a deeply spiritual and contemplative song by Jonathan Lianhna that touches into the themes of faith, resilience, and the journey through life’s seasons. The lyrics poetically express the transient nature of troubles and the perpetual renewal of life, akin to new leaves sprouting with each dawn.

The chorus embodies the core message of the song, acknowledging God as the foundation of life. It speaks to the human condition of uncertainty about the future, entrusting both the present and what lies ahead to a higher power. This surrender reflects a deep faith in the unknown and an acceptance of life’s unpredictability.

A still from Nun Tobul

The second verse metaphorically compares life to a tree with broken branches, symbolizing challenges and setbacks. Yet, it emphasizes the capacity for regeneration and growth, sustained by faith in a higher power. This imagery of resilience and renewal underlines the belief in overcoming adversity through spiritual sustenance.

The final verse contemplates the inevitable aging process and the approach of life’s end. It reflects on the weakening of physical strength but highlights the enduring nature of spiritual pursuit. The reference to Jesus as the constant companion and guide through life’s journey underscores the song’s Christian underpinnings. The secret of life, as suggested in the song, is not merely in living but in finding an everlasting spiritual connection.

Nun Tobul is a testament to the power of faith and the human spirit’s resilience in the face of life’s ebbs and flows. Its poetic language and vivid imagery offer a comforting perspective on life’s challenges, emphasizing the importance of spiritual grounding and the belief in a greater plan beyond human understanding.

The song is not just an expression of personal faith but also an invitation to find solace and strength in a higher power, resonating with listeners who seek meaning in the midst of life’s trials and transformations.

Mia Varte
Mia Varte

Mia Varte writes occasionally for SnappTips. She is a Mizo cultural enthusiast based in Gurgaon, Haryana.

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