Guyana National Anthem

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Anthem History

Selected a month before independence in 1966 the lyrics were written by A.L. Lucker and the music composed by R.C.G. Potter

Anthem Lyrics English

Dear Land of Guyana


Dear land of Guyana, of rivers and plains,

Made rich by the sunshine and lush by the rains,

Set gemlike and fair between mountains and sea,

Your children salute you, dear land of the free.


Green land of Guyana, our heroes of yore,

Both bondsmen and free, laid their bones on your shore;

This soil so they hallowed, and from them are we,

All sons of one mother, Guyana the free.


Great land of Guyana, diverse though our strains,

We are born of their sacrifice, heirs of their pains,

And ours is the glory their eyes did not see,

One land of six peoples, united and free.


Dear land of Guyana, to you will we give

Our homage, our service, each day that we live;

God guard you, great Mother, and make us to be

More worthy our heritage - land of the free.

Guyana Flag

Guyana Flag

Flag History The Flag was designed by Whitney Smith, Director of the Flag Centre, Florida, U.S.A.
Flag Date of Adoption 26 May 1966
Flag Symbolism The Golden Arrowhead, Guyana's National Flag has FIVE symbolic colors -- GREEN represents the agricultural and forested nature of Guyana, WHITE symbolizes the rivers and water potential of the country, a GOLDEN arrow represents Guyana's mineral wealth, BLACK portrays the endurance that will sustain the forward thrust of the Guyanese people and RED represents the zeal and dynamic nature of nation-building which lies before the young and independent Guyana.

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