Motherland (anthem)

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Not to be confused with National Song (Montserrat).
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National anthem of  Mauritius
Lyrics Jean Georges Prosper
Music Philippe Gentil
Adopted 1968
Music sample

"Motherland" is the national anthem of the island country of Mauritius. The music was composed by Philippe Gentil M.B.E. and the lyrics were written by Jean Georges Prosper (Mauritian poet born in 1933).[1] The anthem is short and briefly describes the lucious landscape of Mauritius. It also mentions the qualities of its people: peace, justice, and liberty.

English lyrics French lyrics
Glory to thee, Motherland

O motherland of mine.
Sweet is thy beauty,
Sweet is thy fragrance,
Around thee we gather
As one people,
As one nation,
In peace, justice and liberty.
Beloved Country,
May God bless thee
For ever and ever.

Gloire à toi (Île Maurice),

(Île Maurice,) Ô ma mère patrie,
Fraîche est ta beauté,
Doux est ton parfum,
Nous voici tous debout,
En un seul peuple,
Une seule nation,
En paix, justice et liberté,
Pays bien aimé,
Que Dieu te bénisse,
Aujourd'hui et toujours.

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  1. ^ Government of Mauritius. "National Anthem". Retrieved 2011-11-04. 

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