Fair Antigua, We Salute Thee

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Fair Antigua, We Salute Thee
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National anthem of  Antigua and Barbuda
Lyrics Novelle Hamilton Richards, 1967
Music Walter Garnet Picart Chambers, 1967
Adopted 1981
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"Fair Antigua, We Salute Thee" is the national anthem of Antigua and Barbuda. Written by Novelle Hamilton Richards and composed by Walter Garnet Picart Chambers, it was adopted upon independence in 1981. God Save the Queen is still the Royal anthem.

Fair Antigua and Barbuda
We thy sons and daughters stand
Strong and firm in peace or danger,
To safeguard our native land:
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 call:
To the service of your country,
Sparing nothing giving all!
Gird your loins and join the battle
Gainst fear hate and poverty:
Each endeavouring, all achieving,
Live in peace where man is free!
God of nations, let thy blessing
Fall upon this land ours
Rain and sunshine ever sending
Fill her fields with crops and flowers:
We, her children do implore thee:
Give us strength, faith, loyalty:
Never failing, all enduring
To defend her liberty.

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