Patriots of Micronesia

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Patriots of Micronesia
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National anthem of  Federated States of Micronesia
Also known as Across all Micronesia
Music Ich hab' mich ergeben
Adopted 1991
The music of "Patriots of Micronesia", which comes from the 1819 song "Wir hatten gebauet ein stattliches Haus", is performed by the United States Navy Band

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Patriots of Micronesia, also known as Across all Micronesia, is the national anthem of the Federated States of Micronesia. It was adopted in 1991, replacing Preamble, the anthem in use since independence in 1979. The melody is that of the German student song "Ich hab' mich ergeben" (which was also one of the unofficial anthems of West Germany between 1949 and 1952) and uses the melody of the German student song "Wir hatten gebauet ein stattliches Haus" (We had built a stately house) from 1819. The lyrics are also loosely based on a translation of "Ich hab' mich ergeben". Johannes Brahms uses the tune in his Academic Festival Overture from 1880. The Miskito people of Nicaragua have also adopted it for their national anthem.

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This here we are pledging,
with heart and with hand,
Full measure of devotion
to thee, our native land,
Full measure of devotion
to thee, our native land.
Now all join the chorus,
let union abide.
Across all Micronesia
join hands on every side,
Across all Micronesia
join hands on every side.
We all work together,
with hearts, voice and hand,
Till we have made these islands
another promised land,
Till we have made these islands
another promised land.

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