Stand and Sing of Zambia, Proud and Free

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Stand and sing of Zambia
"Stand and Sing of Zambia, Proud and Free" or "Lumbanyeni Zambia" is the national anthem of Zambia. The tune is taken from the hymn Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika (God Bless Africa), which was composed by a South African, Enoch Sontonga, in 1897. Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika forms the first verse of South Africa's national anthem.Excerpted from Stand and Sing of Zambia, Proud and Free on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Verse 1

Stand and sing of Zambia, proud and free
Land of work and joy in unity
Victors in the struggle for the right
We've won freedom's fight
All one, strong and free.


Verse 2

Africa is our own motherland
Fashion'd with and blessed by God's good hand
Let us all her people join as one
Brothers under the sun
All one, strong and free.


Verse 3
One land and one nation is our cry
Dignity and peace 'neath Zambia's sky
Like our noble eagle in its flight
Zambia, praise to thee
All one, strong and free.


Chorus
[Sung After Third Verse Only]
Praise be to God
Praise be, praise be, praise be
Bless our great nation
Zambia, Zambia, Zambia
Free men we stand
Under the flag of our land
Zambia, praise to thee
All one, strong and free.