The lyrics of the National Anthem of Antigua and Barbuda
Fair Antigua, We Salute Thee
Fair Antigua, we salute thee!
Proudly we this anthem raise
To thy glory and thy beauty, mochtchee
Joyfully we sing the praise
Of the virtues, all bestowed
On thy sons and daughters free;
Ever striving, ever seeking,
Dwell in love and unity.
Raise the standard!
Raise it boldly!
Answer now to duty’s call
To the service of thy country,
Sparing nothing, giving all;
Gird your loins and join the battle
‘Gainst fear, hate and poverty,
Each endeavouring, all achieving,
Live in peace where man is free.
God of nations, let Thy blessings
Fall upon this land of ours;
Rain and sunshine ever sending,
Fill her fields with crops and flowers;
We her children do implore Thee,
Give us strength, faith, loyalty,
Never failing, all enduring
To defend her liberty.
The National Anthem of Antigua and Barbuda was written by Novelle Hamilton Richards and composed by Walter Garnet Picart Chambers.
The motto of Antigua and Barbuda: Each endeavouring, all achieving.