|Our people of Ethiopia! Listen!|
Thanks be to Almighty God who is impartial to all. Who can break the arms of the
strong and who stands by the oppressed.
When Our long-time enemy, Italy, crossed Our border and occupied Our country by
aggressive force, we fought to defend Our country as much as we could and then
went to Europe to solicit help while you, patriots of Ethiopia, continued the struggle
and waited for us fighting day and night in the forests and mountains against the
militarily superior brutal enemy, in taking advantage of your natural heroism as your
greatest weapon, never putting aside your swords, abandoning your flag or
surrendering to alien rule. ...
Our people of Ethiopia
You know how grim life is to people robbed of their government, independence and
their motherland. The time has now come when each and everyone of us should
protect and serve Our beloved country, Ethiopia, with more zeal and vigour. ...