Isle of Beauty, Isle of Splendour
National anthem of
Wilfred Oscar Morgan Pond, 1967
Lemuel McPherson Christian, 1967
Isle of Beauty, Isle of Splendour is the national anthem of the Commonwealth of Dominica. It was adopted upon gaining statehood in 1967 and again with independence in 1978. The lyrics are by Wilfred Oscar Morgan Pond and the music is composed by Lemuel McPherson Christian.
Official lyrics [ edit ]
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 ,
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."