God Bless Our Homeland Ghana is the national anthem of Ghana. The anthem was originally written and composed by Philip Gbeho and adopted upon independence in 1957. The current text was chosen some time after the 1966 coup in Ghana. The current lyric which has been in use since the 1970s was written by a student Michael Kwame Gbordzoe within the framework of a national competition. Thus, the lyric of Ghanas National Anthem is as follows: God bless our homeland Ghana And make our nation great and strong, Bold to defend forever The cause of Freedom and of Right; Fill our hearts with true humility, Make us cherish fearless honesty, And help us to resist oppressors' rule With all our will and might for evermore. Hail to thy name, O Ghana, To thee we make our solemn vow: Steadfast to build together A nation strong in Unity; With our gifts of mind and strength of arm, Whether night or day, in the midst of storm, In ev'ry need, whate'er the call may be, To serve thee, Ghana, now and evermore. Raise high the flag of Ghana And one with Africa advance; Black star of hope and honour To all who thirst for liberty; Where the banner of Ghana freely flies, May the way to freedom truly lie; Arise, arise, O sons of Ghanaland, And under God march on for evermore!