Prayer for Africa

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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.

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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Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #281Text
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