The Message

Psalm 123

A Pilgrim Song

11-4 I look to you, heaven-dwelling God,
    look up to you for help.
Like servants, alert to their master’s commands,
    like a maiden attending her lady,
We’re watching and waiting, holding our breath,
    awaiting your word of mercy.
Mercy, God, mercy!
    We’ve been kicked around long enough,
Kicked in the teeth by complacent rich men,
    kicked when we’re down by arrogant brutes.

Mawu a Mulungu mu Chichewa Chalero

Masalimo 123

Nyimbo yoyimba pokwera ku Yerusalemu.

1Ndikweza maso anga kwa Inu,
    kwa Inu amene mumakhala kumwamba.
Taonani, monga momwe maso a akapolo amayangʼana mʼdzanja la mbuye wawo,
    monga momwenso maso a mdzakazi amayangʼana mʼdzanja la dona wake,
choncho maso athu ali kwa Yehova Mulungu wathu,
    mpaka atichitire chifundo.

Mutichitire chifundo, Inu Yehova mutichitire chifundo,
    pakuti tapirira chitonzo chachikulu.
Ife tapirira mnyozo wambiri kuchokera kwa anthu odzikuza,
    chitonzo chachikulu kuchokera kwa anthu onyada.