Land of the Free

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Land of the Free
TekstSamuel Alfred Haynes
KomponistSelwyn Walford Young

Land of the Free er Belizes nasjonalsang. Den ble skrevet av Samuel Alfred Haynes til musikk av Selwyn Walford.[1] Sangen er fra 1963. Den ble offisielt anerkjent som nasjonalsang i 1981.

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O, land of the free by the carib Sea,
our manhood we pledge to thy liberty!
No tyrants here linger, despots must flee
This tranquil haven of democracy
The blood of our sires which hallows the sod,
Brought freedom from slavery oppression's rod,
By the might of truth and the grace of God.
No longer shall we be hewers of wood.

Arise! ye sons of the Baymen's clan,
put on your armour, clear the land!
Drive back the tyrants, let despots flee-
Land of the Free by the Carib Sea!

Nature has blessed thee with wealth untold,
O'er mountains and valleys where praries roll;
Our fathers, the Baymen, valiant and bold
Drove back the invader; this heritage hold
From proud Rio Hondo to old Sarstoon'
Through coral isle, over blue lagoon;
Keep watch with the angels, the stars and moon;
For freedom comes tomorrow's noon.

Referanser[rediger | rediger kilde]

  1. ^ Dyde, Brian: A–Z of Caribbean Heritage, Macmillan Caribbean, 2011, s. 125.