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Jamaica’s National Anthem August 4, 2009

Filed under: History,Information,Jamaica — carter8613 @ 6:30 am
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“Jamaica, Land We Love” is the national anthem of Jamaica. The national anthem of Jamaica was adopted after Jamaica became independent on the 6 th August, 1962. The words of the Jamaican national anthem were written by Hugh Braham Sherlock and the music was composed by Robert Charles Lightbourne and arranged by Mapletoft Poulle.

History–

The music and lyrics of Jamaica’s national anthem were created separately and then arranged by Mapletoft Poulle and submitted to the National Anthem Committee where it was selected in a competition for national anthem. The Jamaican national anthem is the creative work of four people, the late Rev. & Hon. Hugh Sherlock, the late Hon. Robert Lightbourne, the late Mapletoft Poulle and Mrs Poulle (now Mrs Raymond Lindo). The original lyrics have been kept the same except for one word from the second line. The word ‘Guard’ has been changed to ‘Guide’ at some point.

The National Anthem of Jamaica is as follows:

Eternal Father bless our land

Guide us with thy mighty hand

Keep us free from evil powers

Be our guide through countless hours

Through our leaders great defenders

Grant true wisdom from above

Justice, truth be ours forever

Jamaica, land we love

Jamaica, Jamaica, Jamaica land we love

Teach us true respect for all

Stir response to duty’s call

Strengthen us the weak to cherish

Give us vision lest we perish

Knowledge send us Heavenly Father

Grant true wisdom from above

Justice, truth be ours forever

Jamaica, land we love

Jamaica, Jamaica, Jamaica land we love

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One Response to “Jamaica’s National Anthem”

  1. Kerry Says:

    One finga cyaan ketch lice. Meaning: It is better to work together to achieve a goal – http://wisejamaican.com


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