Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Saint Martin.
Who wrote the national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Saint Martin officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem’s mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
The National anthem of Saint Martin is “O Sweet Saint Martin’s Land”.
Saint Martin’s anthem lyrics were written by Gerard KEMPS and the music was written by Gerard KEMPS.
The Song, Written In 1958, Is Used As An Unofficial Anthem For The Entire Island (Both French And Dutch Sides); As A Collectivity Of France, In Addition To The Local Anthem, “La Marseillaise” Remains Official On The French Side ; As A Constituent Part Of The Kingdom Of The Netherlands, In Addition To The Local Anthem, “Het Wilhelmus” Remains Official On The Dutch Side .
Listen to Saint Martin national anthem on Youtube
anthem lyrics (Official English)
Where over the world, say where,
You find an island there,
So lovely small with nations free
With people French and Dutch
Though talking English much,
As thee Saint Martin in the sea ?
O sweet Saint Martin’s Land
So bright by beach and strand
With sailors on the sea and harbors free
Where the chains of mountains green
Variously in sunlight sheen
Oh I love thy Paradise,
Nature beauty fairly nice (twice)”
How pretty between all green
Flamboyants beaming gleam
Of flowers red by sunlight set
Thy cows and sheep and goats
In meadows or on the roads
Thy donkeys keen I can’t forget
Thy useful birds in white
Their morn and evening flight
Like aircrafts-wings in unity
Their coming down for food
Then turning back to roost
Bring home to me their harmony
Saint Martin I like thy name
In which Columbus fame
And memories of old are closed
For me a great delight
Thy Southern Cross the night
May God the Lord protect thy coast!
You can find more information about anthem on Wikipedia – See link
national symbol: brown pelican.
Conventional short form country name: Saint Martin.
Conventional long form country name: Overseas Collectivity of Saint Martin.
Local short form country name: Saint-Martin.
Local long form country name: Collectivite d’outre mer de Saint-Martin.