Nkulunkulu Mnikati wetibusiso temaSwati

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Nkulunkulu Mnikati wetibusiso temaSwati
English: O Lord is our God, Swaziland
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National anthem of  Swaziland
Lyrics Andrease Enoke Fanyana Simelane
Music David Kenneth Rycroft
Adopted 1968
Music sample

"Nkulunkulu Mnikati wetibusiso temaSwati" is the national anthem of Swaziland. It is a compromise between Swazi and western styles of music, and was adopted after independence in 1968.[1] The lyrics were authored by Fanyana Simelane, and the composer of the tune was David Rycroft.

Lyrics[edit]

siSwati lyrics English translation
Nkulunkulu Mnikati wetibusiso temaSwati;
Siyatibonga tonkhe tinhlanhla;
Sibonga iNgwenyama yetfu.
Live netintsaba nemifula.
Busisa tiphatsimandla takaNgwane;
Nguwe wedvwa Somandla wetfu;
Sinike kuhlakanipha lokungenabucili
Simise usicinise, Simakadze.
O Lord our God, bestower of the blessings of the Swazi;
We give Thee thanks for all our good fortune;
We offer thanks and praise for our King
And for our fair land, its hills and rivers.
Thy blessings be on all rulers of our Country;
Thine alone is our Lord;
We pray Thee to grant us wisdom without deceit or malice.
Establish and fortify us, Lord Eternal.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swaziland". nationalanthems.info. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 

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