Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty

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Oh Uganda, may God uphold thee.
Coat of arms of the Republic of Uganda.svg

National anthem of  Uganda
Lyrics George Wilberforce Kakoma
Music George Wilberforce Kakoma
Adopted 1962
Music sample

"Oh Uganda, May God uphold thee" is the Ugandan national anthem. It was adopted in 1962, with words and music by George Wilberforce Kakoma.[1] The anthem is one of the shortest in the world, and is occasionally performed twice in a row to lengthen it.[2]

Lyrics[edit]

Oh Uganda! may God uphold thee,
We lay our future in thy hand.
United, free,
For liberty
Together we'll always stand.
Oh Uganda! the land of freedom.
Our love and labour we give,
And with neighbours all
At our country's call
In peace and friendship we'll live.
Oh Uganda! the land that feeds us
By sun and fertile soil grown.
For our own dear land,
We'll always stand,
The Pearl of Africa's Crown.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "He composed the anthem in a day", New Vision. 9 October 2003
  2. ^ "Uganda - Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty". NationalAnthems.me. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 

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