AFRICA O AFRICA
When will you arise.
Who holds you down,
Who pins you to the ground.
Is it the Tribalism of your past,
The Colonials in your history.
Or the shackles of greed your Leaders so readily display.
How did you fall into poverty, and decide to stay that way.
When will you look to progress, and a new day.
Are you your own Jailer, that only can unlock the gate.
How long will you make us wait.
Or is it just to easy to blame, instead of getting into the game.
The World awaits, and cheers you on,
And knows well you can go from a begging bowl,
to a bread basket soul.
Reach out to Almighty God to lift you out of your poverty,
Reach for your prosperity, reach for your plenty,
Plenty to grow and plenty to share.
Africa when will you arise,
When will you go,
To plant your Care Gardens,
In your soil, and in your soul.
Africa O Africa,
When will you arise,
Shine your light out of the dark past
into the brightness of an honest future,
Now, the time has come,
Africa … Arise !