Ahadi by Marion Shako

The second song is a pretty old one by a great friend of mine. The song encouraged me through stuff…lots of stuff, and the message reminded me that God never forgets his promises to us. Sometimes you don’t get what he promises cause you aren’t ready for it or because He’s got something better than what you are busy out crying for. So I present Ahadi Zake (His Promises) by Marion Shako.

Ahadi by Marion Shako

nafsi yangu usichoke

my soul/spirit do not tire

roho yangu msifu bwana

my heart praise the Lord

aliahidi atatenda

He promised he’d do it

mtumanie bwana

depend on the Lord

ahadi zake ni za milele

His promises are forever

akiahidi atatenda

if He promises he’ll do it

roho yangu, nafsi yangu

my heart, my spirit

mtumanie bwana

depend on the Lord

kama mvua ishukavyo

as the rain falls

toka mbinguni kwenye ardhi

from the skies onto the earth

na neno lake kwa kinywa chake

And His word on His lips

halitarudi bure

shall never return in vain

litatimiza mapenzi yake

it’ll accomplish His love

litatenda alivyosema

it will do what He said

aliahidi atatenda

He promised he would do it

(roho yangu) mtumanie bwana

my heart, depend on the Lord

kama mvua ishukavyo

as the rain falls

toka mbinguni kwenye ardhi

from the skies onto the earth

na neno lake kwa kinywa chake

And His word on His lips

halitarudi bure

shall never return in vain

litatimiza mapenzi yake

it’ll accomplish His love

litatenda alivyosema

it will do what He said

aliahidi atatenda

He promised he would do it

mtumanie bwana

depend on the Lord

mawazo yake sio yetu

His thoughts aren’t like ours

njia zake si kama zetu

His ways aren’t like ours

mbingu zilivyo juu ya nchi

Just like the skies are above the earth

mawazo yake ni makuu

His thoughts are great

ataagiza fadhili zake

He’ll request His mercies

wimbo wake kwangu usiku

His song to me at night

usifadhaike usiiname

don’t lose faith, no bend

mtumanie bwana

depend on the Lord

kama mvua ishukavyo

as the rain falls

toka mbinguni kwenye ardhi

from the skies onto the earth

na neno lake kwa kinywa chake

And His word on His lips

halitarudi bure

shall never return in vain

litatimiza mapenzi yake

it’ll accomplish His love

litatenda alivyosema

it will do what He said

aliahidi atatenda

He promised he would do it

(kweli) mtumanie bwana

Truly, depend on the Lord

kama mvua ishukavyo

as the rain falls

toka mbinguni kwenye ardhi

from the skies onto the earth

na neno lake kwa kinywa chake

And His word on His lips

halitarudi bure

shall never return in vain

litatimiza mapenzi yake

it’ll accomplish His love

litatenda alivyosema

it will do what He said

aliahidi atatenda

He promised he would do it

mtumanie bwana

depend on the Lord

 (repeat till fade)


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