Maikarite Thi Utuku (“While Shepherds Watched their Flocks by Night”) Luke 2

November 19, 2006 at 10:37 pm 1 comment

1.  Maikarite thi utuku
Ariithi a mburi,
Muraika wa Ngai niokire
Na utheri munene.

2.  “Tiga guoya,” nioigire,
Maamba kumaka ma,
“Ndi na uhoro munene,
Naguo ni mwega atia.

3.  “Niaciariruo umuthi
Mukuuri wa andu;
Ituura-ini ria Daudi,
Nake niwe Kristo.

4.  “Thiini kuo mukone
Kaana haria kari:
Nigathaitwo na tama,
Na ke muharati.”

5.  Muraika aarikia kwaria
Makiona Iguru
Araika a Ngai gitutu
Makiina ruru –

6.  “Kugoocwo kurogia kwa Ngai,
Na wega guothe thi;
Ngai arorathima andu,
Riu na hingo ciothe.”

*pp. 44 & 45 (last stanza appears on pp. 45).  The song number is 67.

Further bibliographical information:
First published in 1915.
Fourth edition published by the S.P.C.K in 1935.
Reprinted many times since 1935-and supplements included
This edition completely revised, and enlarged, 1974
Reprinted 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997.
(c) Uzima Press

Gikuyu Hymn Book (source of the songs)

Published by Uzima Press, Imani Hse, 2nd Floor, St. John’s Gate, off Parliament Road, P.o Box 48127, Nairobi.

Printed by Act Print Ltd, Lunga Lunga Road, P.o Box 48127, Nairobi.  


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  • 1. Whispering Inn  |  November 21, 2006 at 7:18 am

    Onawe urathomwo muno.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am very glad that you’re running for parliament and that you’ve found some of the stuff on my blog useful.

    As we’ve always said, we need young, policy-focussed people with fresh, bold ideas to run for parliament so that we can finally have a functioning legislature.

    To that end, I am very proud of the fact that you’re running and I pledge to help you in any way I can.

    If you ever come to the US to raise campaign funds, please email me and of course when I come home, I hope to help you campaign.

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    Practice what is commonly known as “Retail Politics” — where you meet people in their homes, in the streets, in town centers, in barazas, at the market, in churches and wherever else that people congregate.

    Most importantly, talk to the women. They vote more reliably than men, and they care about the issues that you’re gonna talk about.

    And, of course, when you get elected, remember to be the very best that God wants you to be. Remember, you will carry the hopes and aspirations of 33 million Kenyans and those of millions of future generations on your shoulders. (No pressure there!)

    I am rooting for you!


    Email me sometime and let me know what constituency you’re running in — if you can.


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