Patriots of Micronesia
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The music sheet of "Wir hatten gebauet ein stattliches Haus", the song in which the Micronesian anthem was tuned
National anthem of the Federated States of Micronesia
|Also known as||"Across all Micronesia"|
|Music||August Daniel von Binzer, 1819|
"Patriots of Micronesia" (instrumental)
It was adopted in 1991, replacing "Preamble", the state anthem in use since independence in 1979. The melody is that of the German student song "Ich hab' mich ergeben" (also known as "Wir hatten gebauet ein stattliches Haus"), which was also one of the unofficial national anthems of West Germany between 1949 and 1952. The lyrics are also loosely based on a translation of "Ich hab' mich ergeben".
This here we are pledging,
With heart and with hand,
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.
We all work together,
With hearts, voice and hand,
Till we have made these islands
Another promised land.