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Prayer for Africa

Full Text

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.

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

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

Source: This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #301

Author (Zulu): Enoch Mankayi Sontonga

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Translator (English): Katherine F. Rohrbough

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Text Information

First Line: Bless, O Lord, our country, Africa
Title: Prayer for Africa
Zulu Title: Nkosi sikelel' i Afrika
Author (Zulu): Enoch Mankayi Sontonga
Translator (English): Katherine F. Rohrbough
Language: English, Swahili, Zulu



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