Anthem

North-West University Anthem 

 

Bokone Bophirima
Re kaêlê Morêna
Ka wêna re ka êma
Ra tshwarana
 
(Tswana chorus)
Ao, Morêna
O re gôgê
Leseding re gôrôgê
 
Waar die wilgers welig spruit,
Doringboom sy skadu sprei,
Soos ons groei in kundigheid
Mag U ons lei
 
(Afrikaanse koor)
Seën ons, o Heer
Lei met U hand
Laat U seën rus oor ons land
 
Three strong streams united flow
Africa stands proud and tall
As we learn, we trust, we know
God is in control
 
(English chorus)
Bless us, oh Lord
Guide us with grace
May North-West be blessed always
 
Bless us, oh Lord
Seën ons, o Heer
O re tshegofatse
Morena
Seën ons
Bless us, oh Lord
 

Translation of the first verse (Setswana)

North-West
Guide us oh Lord
With you we can stand firm
And be united 

Translation of the second verse (Afrikaans)

Where willows grow abundantly
Where thorn trees spread their shade
As we grow in knowledge
May You give us guidance 

Translation of the first chorus (Setswana)

Oh Lord
Please guide us
So we reach where light is. 

Translation of the second chorus (Afrikaans)

Bless us, Lord,
Guide with Your hand
Grant Your blessings o’er our land. 

Writers

Lyrics:
Theriso Tsambo (Tswana) and Corneels Schabort (Afrikaans and English)
Melody:
Katlego Maboe and Flip-a-coin
Composition:
Katlego Maboe, Stefan Pretorius, Michael van der Merwe, Niekie van der Walt and Johan Venter (Flip-a-coin)