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Who wrote the Saint Lucian national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Saint Lucia officially adopted?
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The National anthem of Saint Lucia is “Sons and Daughters of St. Lucia”.
Saint Lucia’s anthem lyrics were written by Charles JESSE and the music was written by Leton Felix THOMAS.
Listen to Saint Lucia national anthem on Youtube
Saint Lucian anthem lyrics (Official English)
Sons and daughters of Saint Lucia,
love the land that gave us birth,
land of beaches, hills and valleys,
fairest isle of all the earth.
Wheresoever you may roam,
love, oh, love our island home.
Gone the times when nations battled
for this ‘Helen of the West’,
gone the days when strife and discord
Dimmed her children’s toil and rest.
Dawns at last a brighter day,
stretches out a glad new way.
May the good Lord bless our island,
guard her sons from woe and harm,
may our people live united,
strong in soul and strong in arm!
Justice, Truth and Charity,
our ideal for ever be!
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Saint Lucian national symbol: twin pitons (volcanic peaks); Saint Lucia parrot.
Conventional short form country name: Saint Lucia.
Conventional long form country name: none.
Saint Lucia Government Type: parliamentary democracy and a Commonwealth realm.
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.
A Commonwealth realm is a sovereign state that is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, has Queen Elizabeth II as its reigning constitutional monarch, and has a royal line of succession in common with the other realms. There are sixteen Commonwealth realms.