Papal, Diocesan and National Anthems

Papal Anthem
O Rome immortal, city of martyrs and saints,
O immortal Rome, accept our praises.
Glory in the heavens to God our Lord
And peace to men who love Christ!
To you we come, angelic Pastor,
In you we see the gentle Redeemer.
You are the holy heir of our Faith,
You are the comfort and the refuge of those who believe and fight.
Force and terror will not prevail,
But truth and love will reign.

Hail, O Rome,
Eternal abode of memories;
A thousand palms and a thousand altars
Sing your praises.
O city of the Apostles,
Mother and guide of the elect,
Light of the nations,
And hope of the world!
Hail, O Rome!
Your light will never fade;
The splendor of your beauty
Disperses hatred and shame.
O city of the Apostles,
Mother and guide of the elect,
Light of the nations,
And hope of the world!

Diocesan Anthem
Let us arise all people of God
With mind and heart and truth to serve
Enugu Diocese our beloved home
A citadel surrounded by hills

In Christ the Lord as Brethren we stand
And pledge ourselves unwanting and royal
To serve our Diocesebound in love
The prize and banner of our people dear

O' Lord, O God of mercy and love
We implore your aid and light to give
To direct and guide our noble cause
To spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ

National Anthem
Arise, O compatriots, Nigeria's call obey
To serve our fatherland
With love and strength and faith
The labor of our heroes past
Shall never be in vain
To serve with heart and might
One nation bound in freedom, peace and unity.

O God of creation, direct our noble cause;
Guide our leaders right;
Help our Youth the truth to know
In love and honesty to grow
And living just and true
Great lofty heights attain
To build a nation where peace and justice shall reign.

National Pledge
I pledge to Nigeria my country
To be faithful, loyal and honest
To serve Nigeria with all strength
To defend her unity
And uphold her honour and glory
So help me God.

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