Fair Antigua, We Salute Thee

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"Fair Antigua, We Salute Thee" is the national anthem of Antigua and Barbuda. Novelle Hamilton Richards wrote the words. Walter Garnet Picart Chambers wrote the music. The country started using in on independence in 1981. God Save the Queen is still the Royal anthem.


Fair Antigua, We Salute Thee!
We, your sons and daughters stand
Strong and firm in peace or danger
To safeguard our Motherland
We commit ourselves to building
A true nation brave and free;
Ever striving, ever seeking,
Dwell in love and unity.
Raise the standard! Raise it boldly!
Answer now to duty's call
To the service of thy country,
Sparing nothing, giving all;
Gird your loins and join the battle
Against fear, hate, poverty,
Each endeavouring, all achieving,
Live in peace where man is free.
God of nations, let our blessings
Fall upon this land of ours;
Rain and sunshine ever sending,
Fill her fields with crops and flowers;
We her children do implore them,
Give us strength, faith, loyalty,
Never failing, all enduring,
Let defend our liberty.
Never failing, all enduring,
Let defend our liberty.