Faroe Islands national anthem song

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Who wrote the Faroese national anthem (lyrics and music)?

When was the national anthem of Faroe Islands officially adopted?

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The National anthem of Faroe Islands is “Mitt alfagra land” which means in English “My Fairest Land”.
Faroe Islands’s anthem lyrics were written by Simun av SKAROI and the music was written by Peter ALBERG.
Adopted 1948; The Anthem Is Also Known As “Tu Alfagra Land Mitt” (Thou Fairest Land Of Mine); As An Autonomous Overseas Division Of Denmark, The Faroe Islands Are Permitted Their Own National Anthem.
Listen to Faroe Islands national anthem on Youtube
Faroese anthem lyrics (English translation)
My Fairest Land
My land, oh most beauteous, possession most dear,
Thou drawest me to thee, embracing me near;
becalmed in the summer, in winter snow covered,
magnificent islands, by God named beloved.
The name which men gave thee when they thee discovered,
Oh, God bless thee, Faroes my land.
Bright gleam, which in summer makes hill-tops so fair;
rough gale, which in winter drives men to despair;
oh life taking storm, oh conquest of soul,
all making sweet music uniting the whole.
Each hoping and trusting, inspiring us all,
To guard thee, O Faroes my land.
And therefore, I kneel down, to Thee God, in prayer,
may peaceful my lot be, and do thou me spare,
my soul cleansed; in glory; I ask Thee to bless,
when I raise my banner and venture the stress.
The sign of my task, be it lifted on high,
To guard thee, O Faroes my land.
You can find more information about Faroese anthem on Wikipedia – See link.
Sheet Music: View the Faroese national anthem sheet music – See link.


Faroe Islands
Faroese national symbol: ram.

Faroe Islands flag

Conventional short form country name: Faroe Islands.
Conventional long form country name: none.
Local short form country name: Foroyar.
Local long form country name: none.