National Anthem of Jamaica

 

Jamaica National Anthem

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

"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.

 

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