Isle of Beauty, Isle of Splendour

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Isle of Beauty, Isle of Splendour
Himno deFlag of Dominica.svg Dominica
LetraWilfred Oscar Morgan Pond
MúsicaLemuel McPherson Christian
Adoptado1978
Mostra da música

"Isle of Beauty, Isle of Splendour" é o título popular para o himno nacional de Dominica.[1] Foi adoptado pola illa logo de gañar o status de estado en 1967 e de novo cando Dominica acadou a independencia en 1978. A letra é obra de Wilfred Oscar Morgan Pond (1912–1985) e a música foi composta por Lemuel McPherson Christian OBE (1917–2000).[2][3]

Letra oficial[editar | editar a fonte]

Isle of beauty, isle of splendour,
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 reverent 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."

Notas[editar | editar a fonte]

  1. "National Anthem", Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica.
  2. ""L.M. Christian, OBE, O.M".". Arquivado dende o orixinal o 04 de marzo de 2014. Consultado o 04 de xuño de 2019. 
  3. "Dominica Academy of Arts and Sciences.". Arquivado dende o orixinal o 05 de marzo de 2016. Consultado o 04 de xuño de 2019.