THE UNIVERSAL ETHIOPIAN ANTHEM
Ethiopia the land of our fathers,
The land where our God loved to be
As the swift bee to hive sudden gathers,
Thy children all gather to thee.
With our Red, Gold and Green flowering o=er us
With our Emperor to shield us from wrong
With our God and our future before us,
We will hail thee with shout and with song
Gold bless our Negus, Negus I, and keep Ethiopia Free
To advance, to advance with truth and right
To advance with love and light
With righteous leading
We haste to our God and King
Humanity pleading, One God for us all.
Thy voice thro the dim past hast spoken
Ethiopia shall stretch forth her hands,
By thee shall all barriers be broken
And Zion bless our dear Motherland.
Ethiopia, the tyrants are falling
Who smote Thee upon Thy knees
Thy children are lustily calling,
From over the distance seas,
Jehovah, the Great One has heard us,
He has noted our sighs and our tears,
With the spirit of of love he has stirred us
To be one all through the coming years.