Happy Earthday BABA Marcus Mosiah Garvey. Your words have encourged me throughout the years in many ways. I give thanks for your efforts and love for our people. As my ancestor, I give you the respect of telling my children about your great deeds. Madasi, Asante, Big ups, Gracias, and peace!!
The Universal Ethiopian Anthem
(Poem by Burrell and Ford.)
Ethiopia, thou land of our father,
Thou land where the gods loved to be,
As storm cloud at night suddenly gathers
Our armies come rushing to thee.
We must in the fight be victorious
When swords are thrust outward to gleam;
For us will the vict'ry be glorious
When led by the red, black, and green.
Advance, advance to victory,
Let Africa be free;
Advance to meet the foe
With the might
Of the red, the black and the green.
Ethipia, the tyrant's falling,
Who smote thee upon thy knees,
And thy children are lustily calling
From over the distant seas.
Jehovah, the Great One has heard us,
Has noted our sighs and our tears,
With His spirit of Love he has stirred us
To be One through the coming years.
O Jah, thou God of the ages
Grant unto our sons that lead
The wisdom Thou gave to Thy sages
When Israel was sore in need.
Thy voice thro' the dim past has spoken,
Ethiopia shall stretch forth her hand,
By Thee shall all fetters be broken,
And Heav'n bless our dear motherland.
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