(Sung in Swahili)

Chorus:
Nisizame Yesu, uniokoe (That I might not drown, save me Jesus)(x2)
NIsizame uniokoe  (Save me, that I may not drown) (x2)
(repeat)

Magonjwa yananiandama (Illnesses hound me)
Hospitali zote nimaliza (I have visited all hospitals)
Kupona sijapona (I have not received healing)
Magonjwa yananiandama (Illnesses hound me)
Madaktari wote nimemaliza (I have visited all doctors)
Kupona sijapone (I have not received healing)
Njoo haraka unisaidie, nisizame (Come quickly and save me that I may not drown)
Uje hima unikoe, nisizame (Come fast and save me, that I may not drown)

(Chorus)

Naona huduma imekuwa nzito (I see my ministry becoming heavy)
Naona huduma hii Baba yangu kama ni mzigo (I feel my ministry as a burden, Father)
Naona huduma imekuwa nzito (I fell the burden becoming heavy)
Umekuwa kama mwiba (It has become a thorn)
Lakini nakuita unisaidie, nisizame (But I call unto you to help me, that I may not drown)
Nisizame Baba, nisizame (Don’t let me drown father)

(Chorus)

Elimu nimemaliza (I have completed my education)
Kazi nimetafuta, nimekosa (Looked for work, to no avail)
Mwenye nymba naye amekukuja (The landlord has come)
Akidai kodi ya nyumba  (He wants the rent for the house)
Hata shilingi mimi sina (And here I am penniless)
Nimejaribu kuomba kwa majirani (I have tried borrowing from neighbors)
Ndugu zangu wote hakuna msaada (From my brothers, there’s no help)
Marafiki zangu, hakuna msaada (From my friends, there’s no help)
Ni wewe tu msaada wangu, nisizame (You are my only hope, that I may not drown)
Hili ni ombi langu, nisizame (This is my prayer, that I may not drown)

(Chorus)

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