(Sung in Swahili)

Mtakaa asubuhi, kiza kitaingia
(You will wait from morning, until darkness come)
Kusubiri aibu yangu kama mlivyozoea
(Waiting for my shame like you’re used to)
Ina maana hamjui, imebaki historia
(But you do not know, that that is now history)

Kati ya watakaofutwa machozi
(From among those whose tears would be wiped)
Nami nimechaguliwa (I have been chosen)
Kilio changu cha muda mrefu, amekisikia
(My longstanding cries, He has heard them)
Hakuna tena cha mikosi: ni kufanikiwa
(There is no more troubles: Now it is prospering)

Refrain:
Wa zamani si wa sasa (The one  of the past is not of the present)
Mambo yamebadilika, eh (Things have changed)
Imekula kwe- imekula kwenu eh (Now shame is on you)

Namjua ninayemtumikia (I know whom I serve)
Namjua ninayemwimbia (I know whom I praise)
Mfalme wa wafalme (King of kings)
Funguo ya maisha yangu (Keys of my life)

Mlinicheka sana (You laughed o much)
Mpaka kudiriki kusema (That you could not speak)
Namwamini Mungu, asiyeona (I believe in God who does not discriminate)

Na niliposema nitajenga majumba (When I said I will build houses)
Yaani, mlicheka sana (You laughed at me)
Niliposema nitamiliki magari (When I said I will drive cars)
Mkaguna “mhh, ndoto ya mchana” (You complained “Mh, daytime dreams”)
Mkasema ni ndoto, ndoto (You said it was all dreams)
Niache utoto (I should grow up)
Maana haiwezekani (Because they were impossible)

Kumbe yupo Msemaji wa Mwisho (But there is one with the final say)
Anaandaa kesho yangu (He prepares my tomorrow)
Nisibakie kama jana (For me not to remain like yesterday)
Aibu hiyo (Shame to you)

Baba yangu si kiziwi (My father is not deaf)
Hata asinisikie (That he would not listen to me)
Baba yangu si kipofu (My father is not blind)
Hata asinione (That He may not see me)
Baba yangu si mchoyo (My father is not selfish)
Hata asinibariki (That he may not bless me)
Mlipanga mabaya (You planned evil on me)
Imekula kwenu (Shame now is on you)

Wa zamani si wa sasa (The one  of the past is not of the present)
Mambo yamebadilika (Things have now changed)
Mlipanga nife (You planned for my demise)
Imekula kwenu, eh (Now shame is on you)

(Refrain)

Wa zamani si wa sasa (The one  of the past is not of the present)
Yale yaniyonitesa (What persecuted me)
Nayo yamebadilika (Now has changed)
Imekula kwenu eh (Now shame is on you)

(Refrain)

Walizoea kuona naharibikiwa (They got used to my spoilt plans)
Wakasema sitafanikiwa (They said I will not be successful)
Mungu, amebadilisha mambo (God, has changed things)

Pale akili yenu ilipoishia (Where your thoughts ended)
Baba yangu nd’o anapoanzia (That is where my Father started from)
Jambo, kufanya jambo (To do great things)

Mtakaa barazani kuniongelea (You will sit in your councils, speaking against me)
Mabaya kuniombea (Praying evil on me)
Ila ng’ambo, nitavuka ng’ambo (But I will cross over)

Kama ni kiwete nimetembea (If I was lame, I have now walked)
Aibu kaniondolea (He has removed my shame)
Mimi sio yule wa jana (I am not as I was yesterday)

(Refrain)

Tunaye Baba mwenye uweza, Alfa na Omega
(We have a father who is capable, Alpha and Omega)
Huinua wanyonge toka mavumbini machoni pa adui
(He lifts the weak from dust, in front of their enemies)

Unayenisikiliza, kipi kinakuliza?
(The one who listened to me, what is bothering you?)
Mwambie Yesu, achana na wanadamu hao
(Tell Jesus, leave those humans alone)

Hata wakuite tasa, sawa (Even if they call you barren, it is ok)
Waseme masikini, sawa (They say you are poor, it is OK)
Waseme huolewi (They said you cannot get married)
Matusi yote wamalize (Let them finish all their insults)

Wala usiwajibu, sawa (But do not respond to them, OK)
Nyamaza kimya, sawa (Be quiet, OK)
Kisasi si chako wewe (Revenge is not yours to mete)
Mambo yatabadilika (Things will change)

(Refrain)

Mimi si yule wa jana, wa sasa (I am not like yesterday)
Namuona Bwana, badilika (I have seen my Lord, and changed)
Usiku na mchana (Day and night)
imekula kwenu (Imekula kwenu eh) (Shame is on you)

Yaliyoshindikana, wa sasa (What was blocked, now is different)
Yamewezekana (All is possible)
Hata useme hapana (Even if you say no)
Imekula kwenu, imekula kwenu eh (Shame is on you)

(Refrain)