Isle of Beauty, Isle of Splendour

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Isle of Beauty, Isle of Splendour

Nasjonalsang for
Dominica Dominica
TekstWilfred Pond
MusikkLemuel Christian

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Isle of Beauty, Isle of Splendour er nasjonalsangen til Dominica. Sangen kalles også «The Isle of Beauty».[1] Den kom i bruk i 1967 da landet ble en assosiert stat, og ble beholdt ved uavhengigheten. Teksten er skrevet av Wilfred Pond og melodien av Lemuel Christian.[2]

Teksten[rediger | rediger kilde]

Isle of beauty, isle of splendor,
Isle to all so sweet and fair,
All must surely gaze in wonder
At thy gifts so rich and rare.
Rivers, valleys, hills and mountains,
All these gifts we do extol.
Healthy land, so like all fountains,
Giving cheer that warms the soul.
Dominica, God hath blest thee
With a clime benign and bright,
Pastures green and flowers of beauty
Filling all with pure delight,
And a people strong and healthy,
Full of godly, rev'rent fear.
May we ever seek to praise Thee
For these gifts so rich and rare.
Come ye forward, sons and daughters
Of this gem beyond compare.
Strive for honour, sons and daughters,
Do the right, be firm, be fair.
Toil with hearts and hands and voices.
We must prosper! Sound the call,
In which ev'ryone rejoices,
"All for Each and Each for All."

Referanser[rediger | rediger kilde]

  1. ^ «National Anthem - Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica». Government of Dominica. Besøkt 30. juli 2016. 
  2. ^ Dyde, Brian: A–Z of Caribbean Heritage, Macmillan Caribbean, 2011, s. 126.

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