Suriname national anthem song

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

When was the national anthem of Suriname officially adopted?

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The National anthem of Suriname is “God zij met ons Suriname!” which means in English “God Be With Our Suriname”.
Suriname’s anthem lyrics were written by Cornelis Atses HOEKSTRA and Henry DE ZIEL and the music was written by Johannes Corstianus DE PUY.
Adopted 1959; The Anthem, Originally Adapted From A Sunday School Song Written In 1893, Contains Lyrics In Both Dutch And Sranang Tongo.
Listen to Suriname national anthem on Youtube
Surinamese anthem lyrics (English translation)
verse 1
God be with our Suriname
May He elevate our lovely land
How we came here together
We are dedicated to its soil
Working we keep in mind
Justice and truth will set free
All that’s good to watch
Will give value to our land
verse 2
Rise country men, rise
The soil of Suriname is calling you.
Where ever our ancestors came from
We should take care of our country.
There is a fight to fight, we shall not be afraid
God is our leader
Our whole life until death,
We will fight for Suriname.
Note: The national anthem of Suriname has 2 verses: the first in Dutch and the second in Sranan Tongo.
You can find more information about Surinamese anthem on Wikipedia – See link.
Sheet Music: View the Surinamese national anthem sheet music – See link.



Suriname flag

Conventional short form country name: Suriname.
Conventional long form country name: Republic of Suriname.
Local short form country name: Suriname.
Local long form country name: Republiek Suriname.
Former name of Suriname: Netherlands Guiana, Dutch Guiana.
Suriname Government Type: constitutional democracy.
Constitutional democracy is a form of government in which the sovereign power of the people is spelled out in a governing constitution.ֲ