The National Anthem
First Stanza Second Stanza Third Stanza
God bless our homeland Ghana
And make our nation great and strong,
Bold to defend forever
The cause of Freedom and of Right;
Fill our hearts with true humility,
Make us cherish fearless honesty,
And help us to resist oppressors' rule
With all our will and might for evermore
Hail to thy name, O Ghana,
To thee we make our solemn vow:
Steadfast to build together
A nation strong in Unity;
With our gifts of mind and strength of arm,
Whether night or day, in the midst of storm,
In every need, whate'er the call may be,
To serve thee, Ghana, now and evermore.
 Raise high the flag of Ghana
and one with Africa advance;
Black star of hope and honour
To all who thirst for liberty;
Where the banner of Ghana freely flies,
May the way to freedom truly lie;
Arise, arise, O sons of Ghana land
And under God march on for evermore!

 

Composer: Mr. Philip Comi Gbeho

   
     

 

 

 PATRIOTIC SONG

The patriotic song, "Yɛn Ara Asaase Ni" was written by Ephraim Amu, a son of Peki in the Volta region. The song, which means, "This Is Our Own Native Land" evokes a message of nationalism and each generation doing their best to build on the works of the previous generation.

 

First Stanza    

Twi

Yɛn ara asaase ni;

Ɛyɛ aboɔden de ma yεn,
Mogya a nananom hwie gui;
Nya de too hɔ maa yɛn,
Adu me ne wo nso so,

Sε yɛbɛyɛ bi atoa so.

English

This is our own native land;
What a priceless heritage,
Acquired with the blood our ancestors shed for us;
It is now our turn to continue what our ancestors started,
Know-it-all behavior, cheating and selfishness;
Has scarred our character and diminished our affection for our land.

 
     

Second Stanza

Nimdeɛ ntraso, nkoto-kranne;

Ne apɛ-sɛ-me-nko-minya,
Adi yɛn bra mu dεm, ma yɛn asase ho dɔ atom’ sɛɛ.

 

Chorus 2x:
Ɔman no, sɛ ɛbɛyɛ yie o
Ɔman no, sɛ ɛbɛyɛ yie o;
Ɛyɛ nsɛnnahɔ sɛ, Ɔmanfo bra na ɛkyerɛ.

Ɔman no, sɛ ɛbɛyɛ yie o!
Ɔman no, sɛ ɛbɛyɛ yie o!

Ɛyɛ nsɛnnahɔ sɛ, Ɔmanfo bra na ɛkyerɛ.

 

Third Stanza

Nhoma nimdeɛ huhugyan, Anaa adenya ara kwa;

Ne ɔbrakyew de ɛsɛe, ɔman na ɛbɔ no ahohora;
Asoɔmmerɛ ne obu pa, yɔnko yiyɛdi pɛ daa,
Ahofama ntetekwaam' ma onipa biara yiyɛdi;
Ɛnonom na ɛde asomdwee ne nkɔso pa brɛ ɔman.

Ɔman no, sɛ ɛbɛyɛ yie o!
Ɔman no, sɛ ɛbɛyɛ yie o!;

Ɛyɛ nsɛnnahɔ sɛ, Ɔmanfo bra na ɛkyerɛ.

Bragging of educational achievements;

Or useless greed for material things, And bad lifestyles are destroying our nation, and disgracing it.

 

Chorus 2x:
Whether or not this nation prospers!
Whether or not this nation prospers!;
Clearly depends on the character of the citizens of the nation.

Whether or not this nation prospers!
Whether or not this nation prospers!

Clearly depends on the character of the citizens of the nation.

 

Obedience and respect;
Caring for the welfare of one another every day,
Selflessness in the traditional way;
Ensures each person’s welfare,
That is what will bring peace and prosperity to our nation.

Whether or not this nation prospers!
Whether or not this nation prospers!
Clearly depends on the character of the citizens of the nation