Eswati National Anthem Lyrics

“Nkulunkulu Mnikati wetibusiso temaSwati” is the national anthem of Eswatini and the Eswati national anthem lyrics were written by Andrease Enoke Fanyana Simelane and the music to the Eswati national anthem was composed by David Kenneth Rycroft.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Eswatini

“Nkulunkulu Mnikati wetibusiso temaSwati” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Eswatini in the year of 1968.


The Swati National Anthem Lyrics in siSwati

Nkulunkulu Mnikati wetibusiso temaSwati;
Siyatibonga tonkhe tinhlanhla,
Sibonga iNgwenyama yetfu,
Live netintsaba nemifula.

Busisa tiphatsimandla takaNgwane
Nguwe wedvwa Somandla wetfu;
Sinike kuhlakanipha lokungenabucili
Simise usicinise, Simakadze.

The Swati National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

O Lord our God, bestower of the blessings of the Swazi;
We give Thee thanks for all our good fortune;
We offer thanks and praise for our King
And for our fair land, its hills and rivers.

Thy blessings be on all rulers of our Country;
Might and power are Thine alone;
We pray Thee to grant us wisdom without deceit or malice.
Establish and fortify us, Lord Eternal.
Eswati National Anthem Lyrics

When is Eswati National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Eswatini is generally played or sung during national holidays, especially on the independence day celebrations in Eswatini. It is also performed throughout cultural and other festivals in Eswatini, generally marking off the start or completion of such festivals.

National anthem of Eswatini is also often performed in international sporting occasions, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport occasions.


What is the importance of Eswati National Anthem in Eswatini?

The national anthem of Eswatini, like other national signs of Eswatini, represents the tradition, past history, and faiths of Eswatini and its citizens. It helps evoke sensations of patriotism amongst the Eswati people and advises them of their Eswatini’s magnificence, appeal, and abundant heritage.

It also helps join the residents of Eswatini by one single track or music. Throughout the performance of the Eswati national anthem, citizens of Eswatini, regardless of their ethnic differences, rise up in unity and listen attentively or sing the song with fantastic passion.

Sports men and women from Eswatini also feel a terrific minute of gratification when they receive a medal at an international sporting event while Eswatini’s national anthem is played in the background. It gives them a sensation of having made their country proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Eswatini in schools learn to respect their country and establish a spirit of unity amongst themselves.