Patriots of Micronesia

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Patriots of Micronesia
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The text of "Wir hatten gebauet ein stattliches Haus", the song in which the Micronesian national anthem was tuned

National anthem of the Federated States of Micronesia
Also known as"Across all Micronesia"
MusicAugust Daniel von Binzer, 1819
Adopted1991
Preceded by"Preamble"
Audio sample
U.S. Navy Band instrumental version

"Patriots of Micronesia",[1] also known as "Across all Micronesia", is the national anthem of the Federated States of Micronesia.

History[edit]

A bill to make "Patriots of Micronesia" the national anthem was introduced in 1987,[2] and the anthem was adopted in 1991,[1] replacing "Preamble", the state anthem in use since independence in 1979. The melody is that of the German student song "Ich hab' mich ergeben" with lyrics by Hans Ferdinand Massmann (also known as "Wir hatten gebauet ein stattliches Haus" with lyrics by August Daniel von Binzer), which was also one of the unofficial national anthems of West Germany between 1949 and 1952.[3] The lyrics are also loosely based on a translation of "Ich hab' mich ergeben".

Lyrics[edit]

I
'Tis here we are pledging,[a]
With heart and with hand,[b]
𝄆 Full measure of devotion
To thee, our native land. 𝄇

II
Now all join the chorus,
Let union abide.
𝄆 Across all Micronesia
Join hands on every side. 𝄇

III
We all work together,
With heart, voice and hand,[c]
𝄆 Till we have made these islands
Another promised land. 𝄇[6][7]

(Full measure of devotion
To thee, our native land.
Across all Micronesia
Join hands on every side.
Till we have made these islands
Another promised land.)[8][9][10]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "'Tis" is sometimes written "this".[4][5]
  2. ^ "Hand" is sometimes written "hands".[4][5]
  3. ^ "Heart" is sometimes written "hearts".[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Public Law No. 7-31" (PDF). Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia. 1991. Retrieved 2022-04-30.
  2. ^ "Congressional Bill No. 5-3" (PDF). Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia. 1987-05-15. Retrieved 2022-04-30.
  3. ^ Central Intelligence Agency (2013-01-04). The World Factbook 2012-13. U.S. Executive Office of the President. p. 485. ISBN 978-0-16-091142-2.
  4. ^ a b c Pacific Islands (Trust Territory) Micronesian Constitutional Convention (1976). Journal of the Micronesian Constitutional Convention of 1975: Convened July 12, 1975, Recessed August 23, 1975, Reconvened September 15, 1975, Adjourned November 8, 1975. p. 561.
  5. ^ a b c Minahan, James B. (2009-12-23). The Complete Guide to National Symbols and Emblems [2 volumes]. ABC-CLIO. p. 108. ISBN 978-0-313-34497-8.
  6. ^ "29th Founding Day" (PDF). College of Micronesia-FSM. 2022-04-01. p. 1. Retrieved 2022-04-30.
  7. ^ "COM-FSM 11th Commencement Exercises: 7". Pacific Digital Library. p. 7. Retrieved 2022-04-30.
  8. ^ MULTILINGALISM (2015-05-06). "「National Anthem」Federated States of Micronesia - Patriots of Micronesia". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2022-04-30. Retrieved 2022-04-30.
  9. ^ Moira Rax Kaiser (2014-11-23). "Chuukese Kids Singing FSM National Anthem". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2022-04-30. Retrieved 2022-04-30.
  10. ^ Troy Yarof (2019-04-02). "COMFSM 2019 funding day! yap campus 2". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2022-04-30. Retrieved 2022-04-30.

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