The Nyahbinghi Creed is opened with the reciting
of the following Psalms to which all must stand with due respect
to H.I.M. Emperor Selassie I. Psalms 1, 121, 122, 133, and
24 (followed by):
Princes and Princesses must trod out of
Ithiopians now stretch forth their hands to Haile Selassie
I, JAH Rastafari
O' Haile Selassie I of Ithiopia, I an'I Ivine Majesty, Thy
Irits come into I to dwell in the parts of righteousness.
Lead I an'I, Help I an'I to forgive that I an'I must be forgiven
Teach I an'I love, loyalty on earth as it is in Zion
Endow I an'I with thy wise mind, knowledge and overstanding
to do Thy will,
Thy blessing to I an'I O JAH. Let the hungry be fed, the naked
The sick nourished; the aged protected, and the infants cared
Deliver I an'I from the hands of I an' I enemies that I an'I
must prove fruitful in these perilous days
When Ian'I enemies are passed and decayed
In the depths of the sea, in the depths of the earth or in
the belly of a beast
Give I an'I a place in thy Iverliving Kingdom
Through the Power of the Kings of Kings, Lord of Lords,
Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Elect of Himself and
Light of This World,
I an'I Ivine Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie I, JAH Rastafari
First I-ncient King of Iration
JAH art the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning Without End,
the First and Forever,
The Protectorate of all human faith and the Ruler of the Iniverse
Thou art the only High Priest of the Order of Melchisedek,
Who Liveth and Reigneth Foriver.
I an'I hail to our JAH and King Emperor Haile Selassie I,
JAH Rastafari ! !!
Almighty I, JAH Rastafari, Great and Thunderable I, JAH Tafari!
Ethiopia the land of our father, The land
where Rastafari love to be.
As the swift clouds are suddenly gathered, Thy children are
gathered to thee.
With our Red Gold and Green floating over I,
With our Emperor to shield I from wrong. With I Jah and I
future before I n I,
I n I hail and I shout and I chant.
Haile Selassie I is, I Negus, Negus high, Who keeps Ithiopia
To advance, to advance with truths and rights,
To advance, to advance with love and light.
With righteousness leading. I n I Hail to Rastafari I n I
Imanity is pleading, One Jah for I n I.
0'Iternal Rastafari of all ages, Grant to I n I sons that
Thy wise mind thou has given to the ages, When Ithiopia was
so in need.
Thy voice through the dim pass has spoken, Ithiopia now stretch
forth her hand,
By Jah shall all barriers be broken, And Mt. Zion bless our
Ethiopians, the tyrants are falling, Who smote thee upon
And thy children are heartically chanting, From over the distant
Jah Rastafari, the great one has heard I n I, Jah has noted
I sighs and I tears.
With the irits of love Jah has brought I n I, to be one through
out the coming years.