Prayer for Africa

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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 ones
Spirit descend, Spirit descend,
Spirit descend, Spirit divine.

Bwana ibariki Afrika,
Iliipate kuamka.
Maombi ye ta yasikilel.
Uje Roho, Uje Roho.
Uje Roho. Utujaze.

Nkosi sikelel’ i Afrika,
Malupakam’ upondolwayo;
Yiva imitandazo yetu.
Yihla Moya, Yihla Moya.
Yihla Moya, Oying cwele.

Author (Zula [sic]): Enoch Sontonga

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Author (English): Katherine F. Rohrbough

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Text Information

First Line: Bless, O Lord, our country, Africa / Bwana ibariki Afrika / Nkosi sikelel’ i Afrika
Title: Prayer for Africa
Author (Zula [sic]): Enoch Sontonga
Author (English): Katherine F. Rohrbough
Language: English, Swahili, Zulu



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