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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Isle of Man.
Who wrote the Manx national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Isle of Man officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of Isle of Man is "Arrane Ashoonagh dy Vannin" which means in English "O Land of Our Birth".
Isle of Man's anthem lyrics were written by William Henry GILL [English], John J. KNEEN [Manx] and the music was written by traditional.
Adopted 2003, In Use Since 1907; Serves As A Local Anthem; As A British Crown Dependency, "God Save The Queen" Is Official And Is Played When The Sovereign, Members Of The Royal Family, Or The Lieutenant Governor Are Present.
Listen to Isle of Man national anthem on Youtube
Manx anthem lyrics (Official English)
O land of our birth,
O gem of God's earth,
O Island so strong and so fair;
Built firm as Barrule,
Thy Throne of Home Rule
Makes us free as thy sweet mountain air.
When Orry, the Dane,
In Mannin did reign,
'Twas said he had come from above;
For wisdom from Heav'n
To him had been giv'n
To rule us with justice and love.
Our fathers have told
How Saints came of old,
Proclaiming the Gospel of Peace;
That sinful desires,
Like false Baal fires,
Must die ere our troubles can cease.
Ye sons of the soil,
In hardship and toil,
That plough both the land and the sea,
Take heart while you can,
And think of the Man
Who toiled by the Lake Galilee.
When fierce tempests smote
That frail little boat,
They ceased at His gentle command;
Despite all our fear,
The Saviour is near
To safeguard our dear Fatherland.
Let storm-winds rejoice,
And lift up their voice,
No danger our homes can befall;
Our green hills and rocks
Encircle our flocks,
And keep out the sea like a wall.
Our Island, thus blest, No foe can molest;
Our grain and our fish shall increase;
From battle and sword Protecteth the Lord,
And crowneth our nation with peace.
Then let us rejoice
With heart, soul and voice,
And in The Lord's promise confide;
That each single hour
We trust in His power,
No evil our souls can betide.
You can find more information about Manx anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Manx national anthem sheet music - See link.


Isle of Man
Manx national symbol: triskelion (a motif of three legs).

Isle of Man flag

Conventional short form country name: Isle of Man.
Conventional long form country name: none.
Isle of Man Government Type: parliamentary democracy.
Parliamentary democracy is a political system in which the legislature (parliament) selects the government - a prime minister, premier, or chancellor along with the cabinet ministers - according to party strength as expressed in elections; by this system, the government acquires a dual responsibility: to the people as well as to the parliament. 
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