(Sung in Zulu)

Ziy’thuli Imiqhele (We remove our crowns)
Ziy’beke phansi (And lay them down)
Zithi bayede simakade (We say Hail the Ancient of Days) (Repeat)

Bayede! Nkosi ye zulu! (All Hail God of the Heavens!)
Wena wedwa, uyincwele! (You alone are Holy!) (Repeat)

(From the Top)

Bayede! Nkosi ye zulu! (All Hail God of the Heavens!)
Wena wedwa, uyincwele! (You alone are Holy!) (Repeat)