301. Bless, O Lord, Our Country (Prayer for Africa)

English:
Bless, O Lord, our country, Africa.
so that she may waken from her sleep.
Fill her horn with plenty, guide her feet.
Hear us, Faithful One.
Spirit descend, Spirit, Spirit;
Spirit descend, Spirit, Spirit;
Spirit descend. Spirit, descend, Spirit divine.

Swahili:
Bwana ibariki Afrika,
iliipate kuamka.
Maombi ye ta yasikilel.
Utubariki. Utubariki.
Uje Roho, Uje, Uje;
Uje Roho, Uje, Uje;
Uje Roho. Uje Roho.
Utujaze.

Zulu:
Nkosi sikelel’ i Afrika,
malupakam’ upondolwayo;
yiva imitandazo yetu.
Usisikelele, Usisikelele,
Yihla Moya, Yihla Moya;
Yihla Moya; Yihla Moya;
Yihla Moya. Oying cwele.

Text Information
First Line: Bless, O Lord, our country, Africa
Title: Bless, O Lord, Our Country (Prayer for Africa)
Zulu Title: Nkosi sikelel' i Afrika
Author: Enoch Sontonga
Translator: Katherine F. Rohrbough
Publication Date: 1999
Topic: National and Cultural Resources
Language: English; Swahili; Zulu
Tune Information
Name: PRAYER FOR AFRICA
Composer: Enoch Sontonga
Key: F Major or modal






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