Togo national anthem song

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

When was the national anthem of Togo officially adopted?

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The National anthem of Togo is “Salut a toi, pays de nos aieux” which means in English “Hail to Thee, Land of Our Forefathers”.
Togo’s anthem lyrics were written by Alex CASIMIR-DOSSEH and the music was written by Alex CASIMIR-DOSSEH.
Adopted 1960, Restored 1992; This Anthem Was Replaced By Another During One-Party Rule Between 1979 And 1992.
National anthem of Togo free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Togo’s National anthem – See link (file source: cia world factbook).
Listen to Togo national anthem on Youtube
Togolese anthem lyrics (English translation)
Hail to thee, land of our forefathers’
Thou who made them strong,
Peaceful and happy,
Men who for posterity,
Cultivated virtue and bravery.
Even if tyrants shall come,
Thy heart yearns towards freedom.
Togo arise! Let us struggle without faltering.
Victory or death, but dignity.
God almighty, Thou alone,
Hast made Togo prosper.
People of Togo arise! Let us build the nation.
To serve thee in unity
Is the most burning desire of our hearts.
Let us shout aloud our motto
That nothing can tarnish.
We the only builders of thy happiness and of thy future,
Everywhere let us break chains and treachery,
And we swear to thee for ever faith,
Love, service, untiring zeal,
To make thee yet, beloved Togo,
A golden example for humanity.
Hail, hail to the entire Universe
Let us unite our efforts on this immense building site
Whence will be reborn anew
Great Humanity.
Everywhere, instead of misery, let us bring happiness.
Let us chase from the world unruly hatred.
It’s over with slavery and Captivity.
At the star of liberty,
Let us renew the solidarity
Of the Nations in fraternity.
You can find more information about Togolese anthem on Wikipedia – See link.
Sheet Music: View the Togolese national anthem sheet music – See link.



Togo flag

Conventional short form country name: Togo.
Conventional long form country name: Togolese Republic.
Local short form country name: none.
Local long form country name: Republique Togolaise.
Former name of Togo: French Togoland.
Togo Government Type: republic under transition to multiparty democratic rule.