Our National Anthem

Author: · May 4. 2010 · 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa

VERSE 1 isiXhosa and isiZulu:

Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrika
Lord, bless Africa
Maluphakanyisw’ uphondo lwayo,
May her spirit rise high up
Yizwa imithandazo yethu,
Hear thou our prayers
Nkosi sikelela, thina lusapho lwayo.
Lord bless us.

VERSE 2 Sesotho:

Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso,
Lord, bless Africa
O fedise dintwa la matshwenyeho,
Banish wars and strife
O se boloke, O se boloke setjhaba sa heso,
Lord, bless our nation
Setjhaba sa South Afrika – South Afrika.
Of South Africa.

VERSE 3 Afrikaans:

Uit die blou van onse hemel,
Ringing out from our blue heavens
Uit die diepte van ons see,
From our deep seas breaking round
Oor ons ewige gebergtes,
Over everlasting mountains
Waar die kranse antwoord gee,
Where the echoing crags resound

VERSE 4 English:

Sounds the call to come together,
And united we shall stand,
Let us live and strive for freedom,
In South Africa our land.

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