Sunday, August 14, 2016

KAA NAMI LYRICS AND TRANSLATION BY REUBEN KIGAME


Kaa nami ni usiku tena (Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;)
Usiniache gizani bwana (The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.)
Msaada wako haukomi (When other helpers fail and comforts flee,)
Niko pekee yangu, kaa nami (Help of the helpless, O abide with me.)


Nina haja nawe kila saa (I need Thy presence every passing hour.)
Sina mwingine wa kunifaa (What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s power?)
Mimi nitaongozwa na nani (Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?)
Ila wewe bwana, kaa nami (Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.)



Nilalapo nikuone wewe (Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;)
Gizani mwote nimulikie (Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.)
Nuru za mbinguni hazikomi (Heaven’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee;)
(Siku zangu zote kaa nami (In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me. X2)

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