Laaste Asem

Laaste Asem

  • ArtistArend Botha
  • GenreRock
  • Released Date14 September, 2019
  • LabelDistroKid

Hi there,

Firstly, thank you for supporting me throughout the years and for your kind and thoughtful comments.

Thank you for streaming my music on platforms such as Spotify, iTunes, Google Play and even buying my music from Amazon and Deezer.

It’s folks like you that encourage me to create music, and I’m thankful you decided to join me on this journey. Please feel free to contact me, I would love hearing from you.

This song, is one of my the earliest song I wrote, while still in my teens. It has been on the shelf for many years.  Occasionally I would dust it off, and try to rewrite it, or try to translate it into English… Alas, it never worked out.

I felt it would be fitting if I published it FIRST. And get the ball rolling so to say.

Herewith the Lyrics ( Followed by an English translation)


Jy voel die lewe

uit jou vingers gly

blaas die laaste asem uit

dis alles vir my


En as my tyd kom

dan wil ek weet

die eerste aangesig wat ek sien

is U sin O’Heer


Daarom buig ek voor U neer

Op my kniee bring ek U eer

Die voorhangsel is geskeur

Neem my lewe laat dit U vereer



You feel the life

slipping from your fingers

exhale the last breath

it’s all for me

And when my time comes

then I want to know

the first face I see

is Yours O’Lord

Therefore, I bow before You

On my knees, I bring Your glory

The Vail was torn

Take my life and let it honor you