From small steps in Xhosa land
You made strides around the world
Who could fail to love you
You led so many by the hand
Rolihlahla without you the world would be a different place
We are blessed and thankful
For the kind of trouble that you made
Because Great Father, you saved an entire race.
South Africa, South Africa he still holds you in his arms
His longest walk is over now and he is safe from harm
Mvezo, your greatest son has passed
But his spirit will ever last.
Heaven has called you to freedom
Rest well now Madiba