(Sung in Gikuyu – A Hymn)

Ũnyite na guoko, njikarage nawe
(Hold me safe in your hands, keep me safe by Your side)
Ndĩkuuĩire mũtĩ wakwa wa kwambĩrwo
(As I bear my own cross for crucifying my flesh)
Njikarage nawe, mathĩnainĩ mothe
(Keep me safe with You, through life’s storms)
Nĩgetha ũndeithie kũhotana
(So that I emerge victorious)

Refrain:
Mwathani nĩnjũĩ ndũkandiga
(Lord I know You never forsake me)
Na nĩngwenda kuona, riri wa Igũrũ
(And I desire to see, Your heavenly glory)
Ũhithe o harĩa, thũ ĩtangĩnyona
(Hide me safely from the enemy’s sight)
Ũngĩona oru ũhithe
(Keep me safe till the storm passes by)

Naniĩ nĩnjũĩ ndirĩ hinya Mwathani
(Lord I know that I do not have the strength to bear)
Wa gwĩtirĩrĩria, nditi cia Caitani
(The pressures of Satan’)
Na thuti cia mwĩrĩ, a wendo wa arata
(The cravings of the flesh, and love of friends)
Na mĩago ya thĩ ino ĩtarĩ a bata
(And worldly pleasures that lead to death)

(Refrain)

Ndarĩkia gũkinya, mũciĩ ũcio wa Igũrũ
(When I finally arrive, at my heavenly home)
Caitani ndagacoka gũũthĩnia rĩngĩ
(Satan will never trouble my spirit)
Baba nĩakahĩmbĩria na moko merĩ
(My father will embrace me)
Na ahurũkie wendoinĩ wake
(And cause me to rest forever in his Love)

(Refrain)