SONG for NELSON MANDELA – Shirley Erena Murray

Song  for Nelson Mandela(Tune: ‘Cwm  Rhondda’, 569 TiS)

Now a mighty tree  has fallen,

now the rainbow  loses light,

tears of all the world are grieving

one who changed the wrong to right:


Give Mandela every honour,

all our hearts would wish to say:

thanks and blessings on this day!


Celebrate his towering spirit

fired to face his country’s pain,

celebrate the mind and measure

that no prison could  contain,



Every nation, every colour,

live the truth to set us free!

Reconcile us to each other,

holding fast his legacy:


©  Shirley  Erena Murray 2013