Thursday 07th July 2022,
Soweto Gospel Fans

Soweto Sounds: Pride (In the Name of Love)

Originally released by U2 in their 1984 album The Unforgettable Fire, Pride (In the Name of Love) is about Martin Luther King, Jr. and is one of the band’s most recognized songs.

The Choir’s interpretation of the song is unique with all the usual SGC style. Great song!


One man come in the name of love
One man come and go
One man come he to justify
One man to overthrow

In the name of love
What more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love

One man caught on a barbed wire fence
One man he resist
One man washed on an empty beach.
One man betrayed with a kiss

Repeat Chorus

Early morning, April 4
Shot rings out in the Memphis sky
Free at last, they took your life
They could not take your pride

Repeat Chorus

Song Info:

The song can be found in the compilation album In the Name of Love: Africa Celebrates U2.

Soloists are Sibongile Makgathe, Sipokazi Luzipo and Shimmy Jiyane.


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About The Author

From the Great White North of Canada, Elaine is the owner and maintainer of SGF. Besides being a big-time Soweto Gospel Choir fan, she is passionate about world travel, technology, all sports and above all the great mangosteen fruit. Oh, and she can't sing to save her love! :)


  1. Jenimah Paul August 15, 2012 at 11:19 am

    i so love this song

  2. Leandro September 8, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    I love soweto gospel choir, and i would sing one with u, iam from Angola, so keep singing about word God and u will be blessed, i wish one day sing byside of u. It´s possible?