Ombi langu by Marion Shako

This was to be the third song, I’d have shared with you last weekend but I couldn’t get the word dhabihu word and when I googled, the lyrics I found used baberu which was definitely wrong…and I decided to use my super power…LOL…I emailed Marion and asked her what word it is. So here are the correct lyrics as approved by the owner….and translated by yours truly.
The song is Ombi Langu (My Prayer) from her new album Shukrani.



Ombi Langu by Marion Shako
Ni ombi langu ee, Yesu ee
It’s my prayer, Jesus
Najitoa kama dhabihu, ombi langu, sadaka yangu
I offer myself as a sacrifice, my prayer, my offering
iwe kwako kama manukato mbele zako Ewe Bwana
may it be perfume before you, Oh Lord

Najitoa kama dhabihu, ombi langu, sadaka yangu
I offer myself as a sacrifice, my prayer, my offering
iwe kwako kama manukato mbele zako Ewe Bwana
may it be perfume before you, Oh Lord

Ombi langu, moyoni mwangu
My prayer, my heart
niliweke neno lako, nimelificha moyoni mwangu
May I keep your word, hide it in my heart
usiniwache mbali nawe
don’t leave me far from you

Ombi langu, moyoni mwangu
My prayer, my heart
niliweke neno lako, nimelificha moyoni mwangu
May I keep your word, hide it in my heart
usiniwache mbali nawe
don’t leave me far from you


Najitoa kama dhabihu, ombi langu, sadaka yangu
I offer myself as a sacrifice, my prayer, my offering
iwe kwako kama manukato mbele zako Ewe Bwana
may it be perfume before you, Oh Lord

Najitoa kama dhabihu, ombi langu, sadaka yangu
I offer myself as a sacrifice, my prayer, my offering
iwe kwako kama manukato mbele zako Ewe Bwana
may it be perfume before you, Oh Lord


Macho yangu yakutazama
My eyes watch you
Wewe mwanzo tena mwisho
You the beginning and the end
Aliyeyuko naajae, kwa jina lake Yesu
The one who is, and is to come, in the name of Jesus

Macho yangu yakutazama
My eyes watch you
Wewe mwanzo tena mwisho
You the beginning and the end
Aliyeyuko naajae, kwa jina lake Yesu
The one who is, and is to come, in the name of Jesus
ombi langu, sadaka yangu, iwe manukato, manukato
my prayer, my offering may be perfume, perfume
eeh, mbele zako
before you

Najitoa kama dhabihu, ombi langu, sadaka yangu
I offer myself as a sacrifice, my prayer, my offering
iwe kwako kama manukato mbele zako Ewe Bwana
may it be perfume before you, Oh Lord

Najitoa kama dhabihu, ombi langu, sadaka yangu
I offer myself as a sacrifice, my prayer, my offering
iwe kwako kama manukato mbele zako Ewe Bwana
may it be perfume before you, Oh Lord
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