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. 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



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