Dear Esteemed Readers,
Writing on/for the New Sudan Vision, Dr. Thuou Loi Cingoth, a core member of the organizing panel that constituted South Sudan National Anthem, narrates a brief account of how the National Anthem was written/composed:
This is in brief how the National Anthem was written by the technical team mentioned above and sang by the choir of the University of Juba. This is important to make clear for the records.
Please check it out below, it is a very interesting, behind-the-scene account of the events and intrigues leading up-to the creation of the national anthem:
And in case you are wondering what the product being described above was, the lyrics of the national anthem for the Republic of South Sudan are given below: Listen to it here
We praise and glorify you
For your grace on South Sudan
Land of great abundance
Uphold us united in peace and harmony
We rise raising flag with the guiding star
And sing songs of freedom with joy
For justice, liberty and prosperity
Shall forevermore reign
Oh great patriots!
Let us stand up in silence and respect
Saluting our martyrs whose blood
Cemented our national foundation
We vow to protect our nation
Oh God, bless South Sudan!
Or you can sing along or teach yourself how to sing it from this link:
1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZ6WdKl2Gh8&feature=related (with lyrics and sound)
2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMKobBJOSTU (with lyrics and sound)
3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXmzLCpkmsk&feature=related (sound, very clear)
4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHn5xOfx5gE (with picture and sound)