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NATIONAL AND PATRIOTIC SONGS OF JAMAICA




JAMAICA LAND OF BEAUTY

(Words by A.L. Hendricks / Music by Lloyd Hall)


Jamaica land of beauty,

We promise faithfully

To serve thee with our talents

And bring our gifts to thee.

Jamaica we will always

In honour of thy name,

Work steadfastly and wisely

And never bring thee shame.


From riverside to mountain

From cane field to the sea,

Our hearts salute Jamaica,

Triumphant, proud and free.


Together in our country,

In love and brotherhood.

We'll work and play in freedom,

As all God's children should,

With hearts and hands united

In thanks for everything,

That God has given unto us,

Together let us sing,


From riverside to mountain

From cane field to the sea,

Our hearts salute Jamaica,

Triumphant, proud and free.


I Pledge My Heart
(Words by Victor S. Reid/Music by Gustav Holst)


1.  I pledge my heart forever
To serve with humble pride
This shining homeland, ever
So long as earth abide

2.  I pledge my heart, this island
As God and faith shall live
My work, my strength, my love, and
My loyalty to give.

3.  O green isle of the Indies,
Jamaica, strong and free,
Our vows and loyal promises,
O heartland, 'tis to thee


The National Heroes' Song
(Forward, Forever United)

Chorus: Forward, forever united
Students workers and farmers

1. Granny Nanny of Nanny Town
symbol of unity and strength
lighted the flame of freedom
in the hearts of earlier Jamaicans

Chorus

2. Sam Sharpe, non-violent leader
instigated the slaves of Jamaica
to fight for freedom and liberty
and throw off the shackles of slavery

Chorus

3. George William Gordon, far seeing statesman
struggled for human rights and dignity
he was unjustly executed
for raising his voice against oppression

Chorus

4. Paul Bogle of Stony Gut
fought against oppression and deception
leader, preacher and martyr
he died in the cause of justice

Chorus

5. Marcus Mosiah Garvey
fighter of Black Man's dignity
throughout every nation
he gave all black man a dream

Chorus

6. Patriot Norman Manley
made politics an instrument of progress
father of the nation
man of integrity and justice

Chorus

7. Alexander Bustamante
a legendary figure in his lifetime
indomitable labour leader
first Prime Minister of Jamaica

Final chorus
Forward forever united
Jamaica united forever


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