For the director of music. A psalm of David to be played on stringed instruments.
1 God, hear my cry for help.
Listen to my prayer.
2 From a place far away I call out to you.
I call out as my heart gets weaker.
Lead me to the safety of a rock that is high above me.
3 You have always kept me safe from my enemies.
You are like a strong tower to me.
4 I long to live in your holy tent forever.
There I find safety in the shadow of your wings.
5 God, you have heard my promises.
You have given me what belongs to those who worship you.
6 Add many days to the king’s life.
Let him live on and on for many years.
7 May he always enjoy your blessing as he rules.
Let your love and truth keep him safe.
8 Then I will always sing praise to you.
I will keep my promises day after day.
Ya Mukulu wa Bayimbi. Ebivuga eby’enkoba. Zabbuli ya Dawudi.
1Wulira okukaaba kwange, Ayi Katonda;
wulira okusaba kwange.
2 Nkukoowoola okuva ku nkomerero y’ensi,
omutima gwange nga gugenda gunafuwa.
Onkulembere ontuuse ku lwazi olunsinga obuwanvu mwe nnyinza okwekweka.
3 Kubanga gw’oli kiddukiro kyange.
Oli kigo eky’amaanyi mwe neekweka omulabe.
4 Nnaabeeranga mu weema yo ennaku zonna;
ndyoke nkuumirwenga mu biwaawaatiro byo.
5 Kubanga ggwe, Ayi Katonda, owulidde obweyamo bwange:
ompadde omugabo awamu n’abo abatya erinnya lyo.
6 Oyongere ku nnaku z’obulamu bwa kabaka;
emyaka gye gimutuuse mu mirembe mingi,
7 alyoke abeerenga mu maaso ga Katonda ennaku zonna.
Okwagala kwo n’obwesigwa bwo bimukuumenga.
8 Ndyoke nnyimbenga nga ntendereza erinnya lyo ennaku zonna,
nga ntuukiriza obweyamo bwange buli lunaku.