JAFSP COURSE MATERIALS

National Anthem of Jamaica

"Jamaica, Land We Love" is the national anthem of Jamaica. Written in July of 1962, the words were written by Hugh Sherlock and the music was composed by Robert Lightbourne and arranged by Mapletoft Poulle. All participants of the JAFSP should know how to sing the Jamaican national anthem, as a sign of respect for the country you are visiting. Jamaica is a very musical country, and proud of their musical heritage. The anthem is often sung at public meetings and events, as well as at the beginning of the school day. The links to the right are to a (printable) copy of the anthem, as well as a playable MP3 files and video...


Anthem Lyrics (memorize)


Eternal father bless our land.

Guard us with thy mighty hand.

Keep us free from evil powers.

Be out 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.