This morning, I was fortunate enough to get the complete words of our old national anthem which was in use from 1960 to 1978. 

I am more than delighted to share with you theses words written by Lillian Jean Williams and composed by Frances Berda. 

Nigeria we hail thee,
Our own dear native land,Though tribe and tongue may differ,In brotherhood we stand,Nigerians all, and proud to serveOur sovereign Motherland.

Our flag shall be a symbolThat truth and justice reign,In peace or battle honour’d,And this we count as gain,To hand on to our childrenA banner without stain.


O God of all creation,Grant this our one request,Help us to build a nationWhere no man is oppressed,And so with peace and plentyNigeria may be blessed. 


We all need to rise up and defend her peace and unity God helping us.