National Anthem

The Jamaican National Anthem


Eternal Father, bless our land
Guard us with Thy mighty hand
Keep us free from evil powers
Be our Light through countless hours
To our leaders, Great Defender
Grant true wisdom from above
Justice, truth, be ours forever
Jamaica, land we love
Jamaica, Jamaica
Jamaica, land we love

Teach us true respect for all
Stir response to duty’s call
Strengthen us, the weak, to cherish
Give us vision, lest we perish
Knowledge send us, Heavenly Father
Grant true wisdom from above
Justice, truth be ours forever
Jamaica, land we love

Jamaica, Jamaica
Jamaica, land we love

  • All persons should stand at attention at the playing of the National Anthem and men should remove their hats. Persons in uniform should salute.
  • The first verse of the National Anthem should be sung and/or played on the arrival and departure of the Governor-General and of the Prime Minister.
  • The National Anthem may be sung and/or played on occasions of public gatherings.
  • Singing of the National Anthem should form part of the ceremony of raising and lowering of the Flag at the beginning and end of term in schools and at Independence Celebrations.

 

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