“Ghana my happy home. Land of rich resources. Land of mighty talent…” These are words of a song I used to hear a lot when I was a kid. But for some strange reason I hardly hear such patriotic songs. The words of such songs are so strong and profound I wonder why we don’t hear them often.
My favourites are the National Anthem and National Pledge;
The National Anthem
God bless our homeland Ghana,
And make our nation great and strong,
Bold to defend for ever
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.
The National Pledge
I promise on my honour to be faithful and loyal to Ghana my motherland.
I pledge myself to the service of Ghana with all my strength and with all my heart.
I promise to hold in high esteem, our heritage won for us through the blood and toil of our fathers, and
I pledge myself in all things to uphold and defend the good name of Ghana.
So help me God.