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Fair Antigua, We Salute Thee

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Fair Antigua, We Salute Thee
Norsk navnVi hilser deg, vakre Antigua
LandAntigua og Barbuda

Fair Antigua, We Salute Thee (norsk: Vi hilser deg, vakre Antigua) er Antigua og Barbudas nasjonalsang. Sangen ble laget i 1966. Den ble tatt i bruk i 1967.[1] Teksten er skrevet av Novelle Hamilton Richards og Walter Chambers har skrevet melodien.[2]

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Fair Antigua and Barbuda!
We thy sons and daughters stand
Strong and firm in peace or danger
To safeguard our Native Land
We commit ourselves to building
A true nation brave and free;
Ever striving, ever seeking,
Dwell in love and unity.
Raise the standard! Raise it boldly!
Answer now to duty's call
To the service of thy country,
Sparing nothing, giving all;
Gird your loins and join the battle
'Gainst fear, hate and poverty,
Each endeavouring, all achieving,
Live in peace where man is free.
God of nations, let Thy blessings
Fall upon this land of ours;
Rain and sunshine ever sending,
Fill her fields with crops and flowers;
We her children do implore Thee,
Give us strength, faith, loyalty,
Never failing, all enduring
To defend her liberty.

Referanser[rediger | rediger kilde]

  1. ^ «Government of Antigua and Barbuda». Government of Antigua and Barbuda. Besøkt 30. juli 2016. 
  2. ^ Dyde, Brian: A–Z of Caribbean Heritage, Macmillan Caribbean, 2011, s. 125.