O-pens the day with light;
S-hadows have vanished,
E-arly morn sets things aright.
On the twenty-seventh of July,
In the world war year nineteen fourteen;
The true Church Of Christ in these last days
Emerged with colors red, white, and green.
Twenty-seventh day of July,
One hundred and four years ago;
The bird of prey from the far east
Made men open their mind and know.
S-weet flower in July
A-ttracts butterflies and bees;
R-ed roses in the garden
A-re now blooming to please.
N-ation builder as he was
E-lected first South African president;
L-ong walk to freedom he wrote,
S-truggling against apartheid movement.