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The Sudanese National Anthem 1957

The Sudanese National Anthem 1957

Anyone good at the piano?  This is another gem from the Middle East Documentation Unit in Durham, from the Central Office of Information pamphlet “PROGRESS: 5th Anniversary Sudan Revolution, 17 November 1963.”

In contrast, the new South Sudan national anthem is a little bit less “duty and death”.  You can listen to it here, and read about it here.  I quite like it.  Lyrics are after the cut.

Oh God!
We praise and glorify you
For your grace upon Cush,
The land of great warriors
And origin of world’s civilization.

Oh Cush!
Arise, shine, raise your flag with the guiding star
And sing songs of freedom with joy,
For peace, liberty and justice
Shall forever more reign.

So Lord bless South Sudan!

Oh black warriors!
Let’s stand up in silence and respect,
Saluting millions of martyrs whose
Blood cemented our national foundation.
We vow to protect our nation.

Oh Eden!
Land of milk and honey and hardworking people,
Uphold us united in peace and harmony.
The Nile, valleys, forests and mountains
Shall be our sources of joy and pride.

So Lord bless South Sudan!

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