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Stand and Sing of Zambia, Proud and Free
National anthem of  Zambia
Also known as Lumbanyeni Zambia
English: Stand and Sing of Zambia, Proud and Free
Music Enoch Sontonga, 1897

"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, the lyrics were composed at or near Zambian independence to specifically reflect Zambia, as opposed to Sontonga's lyrics which refer to Africa as a whole. Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika also forms the first verse of South Africa's national anthem.

Bemba
English
First Verse
Lumbanyeni Zambia, no kwanga,
Ne cilumba twange tuumfwane,
Mpalume sha bulwi twa cine,
Twaliilubula.
Twikatane bonse.
Stand and sing of Zambia, proud and free,
Land of work and joy in unity,
Victors in the struggle for the right,
We have won freedom's fight.
All one, strong and free.
Second Verse
Bonse tuli bana ba Africa,
Uwasenaminwa na Lesa,
Nomba bonse twendele pamo,
Twaliilubula.
Twikatane bonse.
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.
Third Verse
Fwe lukuta lwa Zambia lonse,
Twikatane tubyo mutende,
Pamo nga lubambe mu mulu,
Lumbanyeni Zambia.
Twikatane bonse.
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)

Lumbanyeni,
Lesa, Lesa, wesu,
Apale calo,
Zambia, Zambia, Zambia.
Fwe bantungwa
Mu luunga lwa calo.
Lumbanyeni Zambia.
Twikatane bonse.
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.

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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.


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