(Sung in Swahili)

Naogopa, nikiwaambia watu sijui wataniona vipi? (I’m afraid to tell people, how will they see me?)
Naogopa, kuyasema yote acha tu ninyamaze kimya (I’m afraid to tell it all, let me remain silent)
Naogopa, kuwaambia watu wanaanza kunisengenya (I’m afraid tell people for they will gossip)
Nina maswali mengi, miguuni pako (I have a lot of questions by your feet)

Kwa nini Mungu, umekuwa kama vile huoni? (God why, have you turned a blind eye?)
Pesa sina, lakini umeacha niugue (I have no money, but you’ve let me suffer)
Namtegemea, lakini umemwacha aondoke (I depend on them, but you’ve let them leave me)
Kwa nini Mungu, umenyamaza? (Why God, have You been silent?)

Refrain:
Mawimbi ni makali, upepo ni mkali (The waves are violent, and the winds are strong)
Na mlima ni mkali, umenyamaza! (The mountains are steep, but You’ve been silent!)
Maumivu ni makali, na vita ni vikali (The pain is too much, and the battles are fierce)
Nimevumilia, nimeshindwa, sema kitu! (I have endured, and cannot anymore, say something!) (Repeat)

Mbona kwa yule umlitenda juzi, na leo tena? (Why have you done it for them yesterday and today)
Kuna ugumu kwangu Baba, sema basi (What is difficult for mine Father, say it)
Mimi binadamu nakosa majibu, sema Baba (I am mortal with no answers, say it Father)
Nakuamini sana Baba yangu, usiniache! (I trust You my Father, do not abandon me)

Kuna shinda gani, imekuwacha, hata usiseme (What is difficult for you to address?)
Kama ni kosa, naomba unisamehe (If I’ve been sinful, I pray that You forgive me)
Turekebishe, naomba unisamehe (Repair us, I pray that you forgive me)
Nateta nawe, sitokata tamaa (I contend with You, I will not give up)
Wa kuaamua yangu, bado ni we (You are still my judge)
Nakuamini Mungu, bado ni we (I still put my trust in You)

Naogopa, upo kimya kuna nini Mungu? (I am afraid, God, why are You quiet?)
Sema neno, usikae kimya, nisije kufuru Mungu (Say something do not be quiet that I rebel)
Kama siku zangu za kuishi duniani bado zipo (If my days on earth still remain)
Naomba sasa Baba umalize (Father I pray then that you may finish)
Umalizane na shinda zangu (Finish with all my struggles)

Mambo mengi nimeomba kwako, umejibu, hili hujajibu (I have prayed for many things that you’ve answered, I pray for this as well)
Mungu wangu, bado nasubiri kwako (My God, I still await You)
Jibu basi, watu wakuone wewe (Respond, that people see You)
Watu wakuone Baba, bado nasubiri kwako (People to see You Father, I still await You)

(Refrain)