Motherland (anthem)

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Motherland
Flag of Mauritius.svg

National anthem of
 Mauritius

LyricsJean Georges Prosper
MusicPhilippe Gentil
Adopted1968
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Motherland
Flag of Mauritius.svg

National anthem of
 Mauritius

LyricsJean Georges Prosper
MusicPhilippe Gentil
Adopted1968
Music sample
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"Motherland" is the national anthem of the island country of Mauritius. The music was composed by Philippe Gentil M.B.E. and the lyrics were written by Jean Georges Prosper (Mauritian poet born in 1933).[1] The anthem is short and briefly describes the lucious landscape of Mauritius. It also mentions the qualities of its people: peace, justice, and liberty.

The National Anthem lyrics

Glory to thee, Motherland,
O motherland of mine.
Sweet is thy beauty,
Sweet is thy fragrance,
Around thee we gather
As one people,
As one nation,
In peace, justice and liberty.
Beloved country, may God bless thee
For ever and ever.


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References[edit]

  1. ^ Government of Mauritius. "National Anthem". Retrieved 2011-11-04. 

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