Zimbabwean National Anthem Lyrics

“Blessed be the land of Zimbabwe” is the national anthem of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwean national anthem lyrics were written by Solomon Mutswairo and the music to the Zimbabwean national anthem was composed by Fred Changundega.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Zimbabwe

“Blessed be the land of Zimbabwe” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Zimbabwe in the year of 1994.


Zimbabwean National Anthem Lyrics in Ndebele

1. Phakamisan iflegi yethu yeZimbabwe
Eyazalwa yimpi yenkululeko;
Legaz’ elinengi lamaqhawe ethu
Silivikele ezithan izonke;
Kalibusisiwe ilizwe leZimbabwe.

2. Khangelan’ iZimbabwe yon’ ihlotshiwe
Ngezintaba lang’ miful’ ebukekayo,
Izulu kaline, izilimo zande;
Iz’ sebenzi zenam’, abantu basuthe;
Kalibusisiwe ilizwe leZimbabwe.

3. Nkosi busis’ ilizwe lethu leZimbabwe
Ilizwe labokhokho bethu thina sonke;
Kusuk’ eZambezi kusiy’ eLimpopo
Abakhokheli babe lobuqotho;
Kalibusisiwe ilizwe leZimbabwe.

Shona lyrics
1. Simudzai mureza wedu weZimbabwe
Yakazvarwa nomoto wechimurenga;
Neropa zhinji ramagamba
Tiidzivirire kumhandu dzose;
Ngaikomborerwe nyika yeZimbabwe.

2. Tarisai Zimbabwe nyika yakashongedzwa
Namakomo, nehova, zvinoyevedza
Mvura ngainaye, minda ipe mbesa
Vashandi vatuswe, ruzhinji rugutswe;
Ngaikomborerwe nyika yeZimbabwe.

3. Mwari ropafadzai nyika yeZimbabwe
Nyika yamadzitateguru edu tose;
Kubva Zambezi kusvika Limpopo,
Navatungamiri vave nenduramo;
Ngaikomborerwe nyika yeZimbabwe.

Zimbabwean National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

1. O lift high the banner, the flag of Zimbabwe,
The symbol of freedom proclaiming victory;
We praise our heroes’ sacrifice,
And vow to keep our land from foes;
And may the Almighty protect and bless our land.

2. O lovely Zimbabwe, so wondrously adorned
With mountains, and rivers cascading, flowing free;
May rain abound, and fertile fields;
May we be fed, our labour blessed;
And may the Almighty protect and bless our land.

3. O God, we beseech Thee to bless our native land;
The land of our fathers bestowed upon us all;
From Zambezi to Limpopo
May leaders be exemplary;
And may the Almighty protect and bless our land.
Zimbabwean National Anthem Lyrics

When is Zimbabwean National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Zimbabwe is generally played or sung throughout national holidays, especially on the independence day events in Zimbabwe. It is also performed throughout cultural and other festivals in Zimbabwe, typically marking off the start or the end of such festivals.

National anthem of Zimbabwe is also frequently carried out in international sporting occasions, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport occasions.


What is the importance of Zimbabwean National Anthem in Zimbabwe?

The national anthem of Zimbabwe, like other nationwide symbols of Zimbabwe, represents the custom, history, and beliefs of Zimbabwe and its individuals. It assists evoke sensations of patriotism among the Zimbabwean people and reminds them of their Zimbabwe’s glory, beauty, and abundant heritage.

It also helps unify the citizens of Zimbabwe by one single track or music. Throughout the performance of the Zimbabwean national anthem, people of Zimbabwe, in spite of their ethnic differences, rise in unity and listen diligently or sing the song with excellent passion.

Sports males and females from Zimbabwe also feel a great moment of delight when they get a medal at an international sporting occasion while Zimbabwe’s national anthem is played in the background. It provides a sensation of having made their country proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Zimbabwe in schools are taught to respect their country and establish a feeling of unity among themselves.