(Sung in Gikuyu)

Ngai mũrathimi (The God who blesses)
Wĩrathimagĩra ũrĩa ũkwenda (You bless those you wish)
Na gũtirĩ ũngĩkũũria kĩũria (None can question You)
Watua kũrathima (When you Bless)
Ũngĩharũrũkia (When Your blessings come down)
Ũtirĩ ũngĩkũũria kĩũria (No one can question it)
Ngai mũrathimi, ndathima o rĩngĩ (God who blesses, bless me once more)

Refrain:
Ndathimĩra wĩra wa moko makwa (Bless the work of my hands)
Na ũhe gĩtũmi gĩa gũkenererũka (And give me a reason to rejoice)
Ngai mũrathimi (God who blesses)
Wĩrathimagĩra ũrĩa ũkwenda (You bless whom You wish)
Ngai mũrathimi (God who blesses)
Ndathima o rĩngĩ (Bless me once more)

Jabezu aciarirwo (When Jabez was born)
Aciari makĩmũtua ruo (His parents named him ‘affliction’)
Jabezu akĩrĩra, njenjeria rĩtwa (Jabez cried, Lord change my name)
Na ũnjehererie ruo Ngai ũndathime (Remove my pain, God bless me)
Ũnjararamĩrie mĩhaka yakwa (And enlarge my territory)

(Refrain)

Leah ndaarĩ mwende (Leah was not loved)
Ta Rakeli nĩ Jakubu (As Rachel was by Jacob)
Wamũcũthĩrĩria ũkĩmũiguĩra tha (You saw her, and had compassion on her)
Leah akĩrathimwo (Leah was blessed)
Agĩtuĩka nyina wa rũrĩrĩ (To be a mother of a nation)
Rwa Israeli, ona e mũrege (Of Israel, despite being a reject)
Ngai wakwa (My God)

(Refrain)

Irathimo ciaku (Your blessings)
Itirĩ kĩeha no gĩkeno (Brings no sorrow, but joy)
Ihana ta irĩma — itienyenyekaga (It is like the mountains — immovable)
Na tondũ ndĩ mwana (Because I’m your child)
Waku thĩinĩ wa rĩtwa rĩa Jesũ (In the name of Jesus)
Nĩ ndakũhoya, ũndathime o rĩngĩ! (I pray, bless me once more!)

(Refrain)

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