Nkosi Sikelel

A very happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there – how very special you are, not only to your own children but for the key role you play in building a nation of decent, upright, caring souls! How appropriate that today has been chosen as a National Day of Prayer for a Crime-Free South Africa. What could be closer to any mother’s heart!

Nkosi, bless our mother, Africa
Watch over all her children, near and far
Bring comfort to the wanderers, dry their tears
Nkosi, sikelela, thina lusapho lwayo


Nkosi, bless her children, set us free
Offspring of one mother help us see
Together we can work in unity
Nkosi, sikelela, thina lusapho lwayo

Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso
Help us to reflect your love in all we do
Bring your lasting peace Lord,
To our shores
To South Africa, evermore
To South Africa, evermore…

Nkosi sikelela, Nkosi sikelela…

Lyrics copyright 2014 © Paul Christie

Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrika = Lord, bless Africa
Nkosi, sikelela, thina lusapho lwayo = Lord bless us, its family
Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso = Lord bless our nation