(Sung in Xhosa)

Nkosi yami phendula ngiyacela x4 (Answer me my God, I ask you)

Refrain:
Phendula phendula phendula x4 (Answer me, answer me, answer)

Sinikela kuwe sincamile ngokwethu x4
(We give all you you, for you know our sorrows/sufferings)

(Refrain)

Umhlaba wonke, ujonge nguwe (The whole world, looks to you)
Ihlube kuyethu, Yaziwa nguwe (Our sorrows/suffering, You know them all)
Anezifo zethu, Sophiliswa nguwe (Our diseases, you heal them all)
Unovuyo lwetu, Luvela kuwe (Our joy, is in you)

(Refrain)

Hau Afrika, Afrika…

(Refrain)