(Sung in Swahili – A Hymn)

Mbeleni naendelea (I’m pressing on the upward way)
Ninazidi kutembea (New heights I’m gaining every day)
Mombi uyasikie (Still praying as I’m onward bound)
Ee Bwana unipandishe (Lord, plant my feet on higher ground)

Refrain:
Ee Bwana uniinue (Lord, lift me up and let me stand)
Kwa imani nisimame (By faith, on Heaven’s table land)
Nipande milima yote (A higher plane than I have found)
Ee Bwana unipandishe (Lord, plant my feet on higher ground)

(Refrain)

Sina tamaa ni nikae (My heart has no desire to stay)
Mahali pa shaka kamwe (Where doubts arise and fears dismay)
Hapo wengi wanakaa (Though some may dwell where those abound)
Kuendelea naomba (My prayer, my aim, is higher ground)

(Refrain)

Nataka nipandishwe juu (I want to scale the utmost height)
Zaidi ya yale mawingu (And catch a gleam of glory bright)
Ninaomba nifikishwe (But still I’ll pray till heaven I’ve found)
Ee Bwana unipandishe (Lord, lead me on to higher ground)

(Refrain)