Haile I, ever live in love, blessed my lord & empress, Ethiopia 
Hear the right O Jah Rastafari,
attend unto I and I cry and give ears unto I and I words that going not of favourites 
Let basentess come forth from thy prison, tell yuh to rise, behold the things which are equal 
I and I say black people never lose the faith,
Him cop he head so we get it and the king of glory shall come in 
Emperor Haile Selassie I is our ever-living king,yes 
Is more love & joy Rastafari bring, yeah yeah 

Rastafari ha we strength & hope 
Inna d system d youths dem na go cope 
The life some living is ah joke 
Always live for the best, of course, yah [times 2] 

Ay, be not like dem old Phareces & Scribes,yahh 
Be not like dem who always fuss and fight, ooohhh 
Just live in love and protect your life 
Israelites, give praises, always yes 
And to the most high 

It has been such a very long while 
Black people been suffering, yah, hey 
High society say dem ah d top ah d line 
So dem take we as dey mockery and postering, yow 
Dem couldn't stop mih locks from growin' 
Yow, well deh couldn't stop Jah breeze from blowin',no 
Ah say dem couldn't stop d river from flowin' 
To Ethiopia,Africa black people goin' 
Righteousness Rastafari sowing 
Aayy, justice endowing 

Rastafari ha we strength & hope 
Inna d system d youths dem cyah cope 
All dey got to give are guns & coke 
Dey never see fire we done smoke, burn dem out now

It surely give me joy to see you seeing & praise the Most High 
It will give you joy, how good in place and black people dem ha in I, jyow 
Why should we ever dear fight, yow 
When everyone is equal in Selassie I sight 
Be fruitful and live in the sunshine 
King Selassie I hail we every time