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Intro:

I did behold
Until the proud was casted down yah
'Ave di ancient of days is
King Haile Selassie I Jah!
You know
With his garments as white as snow
His hair as pure as wool

Chorus:

Praise ye Jah (Hail di emperor)
Hail di emperor
Our king of kings
To a fullness
'Ave to express
Jah Jah that I always keep
Praise ye Jah (Hail di emperor)
Hail di emperor
King of kings
To a fullness
'Ave to express
Jah that always been (unu sing)
Jah Rastafari
We a praise
Hail King Selassie always (Oh yes!)

Verse 1:

Just like Ashumba
I am naw gon turn an recant
Another in Selassie I name
A no Malcolm X an
Martin Luther dis
An Sizzla whey come fi trick
Alla yuh tricks
I see Bob Marley rise
An unu kill de prophet
Why yuh don't
Kill those
Standing on yuh pulpits (No!)
You use dem to steer di minds of di yout
An as dey preach
Di yout cease from knowin di truth (But)
Dis is the truth above our circumstances
I see how yuh constantly
Building churches
But while yuh church
Defend di slackness as usual
Rasta no mix up with homo

Chorus:

Praise ye Jah (Hail di emperor)
Hail di emperor
Our King of kings
To a fullness
'Ave to express
Jah that always been
Praise ye Jah (Hail di emperor)
Hail di emperor
King of kings
To a fullness
'Ave to express
Jah Jah that a always been (Ooh hoo)

Verse 2:

Jesus and his disciples
Dey are Black
An so were di
Ancient of days
Aye! Sizzla say dat
De truth is real
Make it known to boys and girl
Just makes yuh brain
For a time dem your worst
Well now talk bout Jesus
A who dat
I know him as the Nazerite
The offspring of King David (Selassie I)
Now come den Selassie I di other
Earth's rightful ruler
He's from di same line

Chorus:

Praise ye Jah (Hail di emperor)
Hail di emperor
King of kings
To a fullness
'Ave to express
Jah that always been
Praise ye Jah
Hail di emperor
Selassie I king of peace
To a fullness
'Ave to express
Jah that all within

Verse 3:

Ay! you no see dem a ting dat from di Bible
Tink I no know you're amongst those who instigate slavery against my people (Yeh!)
Only quote a few psalms so dat you could have to come we.
We have a knowledge you know, we done perceive (Woy!)
From start to finish
I have to outline de fact
Is not Sunday
Is Saturday we fi hold de Sabbath

Chorus:

Praise ye Jah (Hail di emperor)
Hail de emperor
Selassie I a king of kings
To a fullness
'Ave to express
Jah that I always been
Praise ye Jah (Hail di emperor)
Hail di emperor
King of kings
To a fullness
'Ave to express
Jah that I always been



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