Jamaica Land We Love – Jamaica National Anthem

The Jamaica National Anthem – “Jamaica Land We Love” can be enjoyed in the video below; it is presented as an instrumental piece.
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The words of our National Anthem is recognized as a prayer, and the lyrics are as follows:

Verse 1
Eternal Father bless our land,
Guard us with Thy mighty hand,
Keep us free from evil powers,
Be our light through countless hours.
To our leaders, Great Defender,
Grant true wisdom from above.
Justice, truth be ours forever,
Jamaica, land we love.
Jamaica, Jamaica, Jamaica land we love.

Verse 2
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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Jamaica Land We Love” was selected from almost 100 scripts submitted in a competition, and was the choice of an overwhelming majority in the then Houses of Parliament in July 1962.  It was first played on the day Jamaica achieved independence from the United Kingdom on Monday, 6th August 1962; and has been the official National Anthem of Jamaica since that date.

Watch when our National Anthem was first played in the video below.
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The National Anthem was written by Rev. Hon. Hugh Sherlock, the music was composed by Hon. Robert Lightbourne, and the anthem was arranged by Mapletoft Poulle and Christine Alison Poulle.

The music score is given below:

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Source: Wikipedia
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