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Sons and Daughters of Saint Lucia
National anthem of Saint Lucia
|Lyrics||Father Charles Jesse, 1967|
|Music||Leton Felix Thomas, 1967|
"Sons and Daughters of Saint Lucia" (Instrumental)
"Sons and Daughters of Saint Lucia" is the national anthem of Saint Lucia. It was adopted in 1967 when the country achieved self-government from the United Kingdom, and was confirmed as the official national anthem upon Saint Lucia's independence in 1979.
The lyrics were written by Charles Jesse and the music by Leton Felix Thomas.
- Sons and daughters of Saint Lucia,
- love the land that gave us birth.
- Land of beaches, hills and valleys,
- fairest isle of all the earth!
- Wheresoever you may roam,
- love oh love, our island home.
- Gone the times when nations battled
- for this ' Helen of the West '.
- Gone the days when strife and discord
- dimmed her children's toil and rest.
- Dawns at last a brighter day,
- stretches out a glad new way.
- May the good Lord bless our island,
- guard her sons from woe and harm.
- May our people live united,
- strong in soul and strong in arm.
- Justice, Truth and Charity,
- our ideal forever be!
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