Die Stem van Suid-Afrika

Die Stem van Suid-Afrika

—English—

Ringing out from out blue heavens,
From our deep seas breaking round;
Over everlasting mountains
Where the echoing crags resound;
From our plains where creaking wagons
Cut their trails into the earth
Calls the spirit of our Country,
Of the land that gave us birth.
At thy call we shall not falter,
Firm and steadfast we shall stand.
At thy will to live or perish,
O South Africa, dear land.

In our body and our spirit,
In our inmost heart held fast;
In the promise of our future
and the glory of our past;
In our will, our work, our striving,
From the cradle to the grave –
There’s no land that shares our loving,
And no bond that can enslave.
Thou hast borne us and we know thee.
May our deeds to all proclaim
Our enduring love and service
To thy honour and thy name.

In the golden warmth of summer,
In the chill of winter’s air,
In the surging life of springtime,
In the autumn of despair;
When the wedding bells are chiming,
Or when those we love depart,
Thou dost know us for thy children
And dost take us to thy heart.
Loudly peals the answering chorus;
We are thine, and we shall stand,
Be it life or death, to answer
Thy call, beloved land.

In thy power Almighty, trusting,
Did our fathers build of old;
Strengthen then, O Lord, their children
To defend, to love, to hold
That the heritage they gave us
For our children yet may be:
Bondsmen only to the Highest
And before the whole world free.
As our fathers trusted humbly,
Teach us, Lord, to trust Thee still:
Guard our land and guide our people
In Thy way to do Thy will.

Die Stem van Suid-Afrika

—Afrikaans—

Uit die blou van onse hemel,
Vit die diepte van ons see.
Oor ons ewige gebergtes waar
Die kranse antwoord gee,
Deur ons ver-verlate vlaktes
Met die kreun van ossewa
Ruis die stem van ons geliefde,
Van ons land Suid-Afrika
Ons sal antwoord op jou roepstem,
Ons sal offer wat jy vra:
Ons sal lewe, ons sal sterwe
Ons vir jou, Suid-Afrika.

In die merg van ons gebeente,
In ons hart en siel en gees,
In ons roem op ons verlede,
In ons hoop op wat sal wees,
In ons wil en werk en wandel,
Van on wieg tot aan ons graf
Deel geen ander land ons liefde,
Trek geen ander trou ons af.
Vaderland! ons sal die adel
Van jou naam met ere dra:
Waar en trou as Afrikaners
Kinders van Suid-Afrika.

In die songloed van ons somer,
In ons winternag se kou,
In die lente van ons liefde,
In die lanfer van ons rou.
By die klink van huw’liks-klokkies,
By die kluitklap op die kis
Streel jou stem ons nooit verniet nie,
Weet jy waar jou kinders is.
Op jou roep se ons nooit nee nie,
Se ons altyd, altyd ja:
Om te lewe, om te sterwe
Ja ons kom, Suid-Afrika.

Op U Almag vas vertrouend,
Het ons vadere gebou:
Skenk ook ons die krag, o Here!
Om te handhaaf en te hou
Dat die erwe van ons vaad’re
Vir ons kinders wrwe bly:
Knegte van die Allerhoogste,
Teen die hele wereld vry.
Soos ons vadere vertrou het,
Leer ook ons vertrou o Heer
Met ons land en met ons nasie
Sal dit wel wees, God regeer.

24 comments

  1. homerbuford · October 19, 2016

    Wunderbar! (Wipes tears)

    Liked by 1 person

    • vikinglifeblog · October 19, 2016

      I agree! We are all afrikaaners, now!

      Liked by 1 person

      • homerbuford · October 19, 2016

        The Boers have a great history and a great inspiration they are!

        Liked by 1 person

      • homerbuford · October 19, 2016

        And thank you also Vikinglifeblog! I look forward to your posts!

        Liked by 1 person

      • vikinglifeblog · October 19, 2016

        “The Boers have a great history and a great inspiration they are!”
        I agree! The question “for how long” comes to mind.

        Like

    • vikinglifeblog · October 19, 2016

      Thanks, for the kind words!
      I look forward to your posts and comments, too!

      Like

      • homerbuford · October 19, 2016

        On sabateur365 post (palidanjustice) wp. I commented to “jesusfreak” who commented to PJ concerning the country music WHORE, Dolly Parton, who started in an older movie BEST LITTLE WHORE HOUSE IN TEXAS, which I saw only a portion of and walked away.
        My comment to ” Jesusfreak” began with ” GO TO HELL, JE_SUSFREAK. .YOU DO NOT KNOW THE SCRIORURES AND YOU ARE AN EMBARASSEMENT.
        Those were my kinder words
        I weary of faggots pretending to know some scripture and use that “love everybody” serpentology and mock the very words of the Saviour, who did not love everyone and called for the death of all the evil people on earth. And even told who (((they))) were by name!

        Liked by 1 person

    • vikinglifeblog · October 19, 2016

      I don’t think, that christians are supposed to kiss butt either. The crusaders is a good example of that!
      Martin Luther also spoke the truth about (((them))).
      I think, that I have seen a little of that movie. If it is the one with Burt Reynolds, who was in a few funny movies back than, like Cannonball Run and that Bandit trucker comedy.

      Liked by 1 person

      • homerbuford · October 19, 2016

        There is not a single hero listed in the book of Hebrews (chapter 11)who kissed butt. They all were militant.

        Liked by 1 person

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