Lil din l-art helwa, l-Omm li tatna isimha,
Hares Mulej, kif dejjem Int harist:
Ftakar li lilha bl-ohla dawl libbist.
Aghti, kbir Alla, id-dehen lil min jahkimha,
Rodd il-hniena lis-sid, sahha 'l-haddiem:
Seddaq il-ghaqda fil-Maltin u s-sliem.
Guard her, O Lord, as ever Thou hast guarded!
This Motherland so dear whose name we bear!
Keep her in mind, whom Thou hast made so fair!
May he who rules, for wisdom be regarded!
In master mercy, strength in man increase!
Confirm us all, in unity and peace!
|Flag History||The colors are those of the KNights of St. John of Jerusalem who ruled Malta from 1530 to 1798. In April 1942 King George VI of the United Kingdom awarded the islander the George cross for heroism in WWII. Since 1964 the George cross bordered in red has been placed directly on the white field of the flag.|
|Flag Date of Adoption||21 September 1964|
|Flag Symbolism||two equal vertical bands of white (hoist side) and red; in the upper hoist-side corner is a representation of the George Cross, edged in red|