South Africa our country and hope,
Hanging from a hangman’s rope.
Should that rope snap in half,
Our country would be a big blood bath.
The song of crime is sung louder than before.
Any louder and it would open the door,
To war and violence, ready to kill.
This is reality, this is for real.
But with God’s help we will withstand,
All evil against our land.
The power of hope will join with love
And peace, a beautiful white dove.
The power will be there for long,
And during this time nothing will go wrong!
Written by Louis van Niekerk on 25 October 1999