Dominica’s National Anthem

Isle of beauty, isle of splendour,
Isle to all so sweet and fair,
All must surely gaze in wonder,
At thy gifts so rich and rare,
Rivers, valleys, hills and mountains,
All these gifts we do extol,
Healthy lands so like all fountains,
Giving cheer that warms the soul.

Dominica God hath blest thee,
With a clime benign and bright,
Pastures green and flow’rs of beauty,
Filling all with pure delight,
And a people strong and healthy,
Full of Godly reverent fear,
May we ever seek to praise thee,
For these gifts so rich and rare.

Come ye forward, sons and daughters,
Of this Gem beyond compare,
Strive for honour sons and daughters,
Do the right be firm be fair,
Toil with hearts and hands and voices,
We must prosper! Sound the call,
In which everyone rejoices,
“All for Each and Each for All”.

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26 Comments

  1. Grand Bayrian
    November 6, 2012

    DNO I must join in thanking your team for such a great job.

    I listen to the PM address, and the President’s address and It makes me wonder, sincerely, does our leaders really take time and understand what message they are sending to the nation.

    One is asking us to play the drum on our chest; like gorillas, the other one spoke of the development of Broadband technology.

    The very same person who had the opportunity to help launch this technoloy in Dominica and put the island as the leader in the Caribbean,caved- in under preasure from cable and wireless.

  2. binggie
    November 5, 2012

    Proud to be from Dominica my home I love.. No one can change my birth place… Love u to the bone an every birth from my body.. Happy independence Dominica binggie miss u though I was just there .. Jah is love

  3. birdy1964
    November 5, 2012

    Thank DNO for the national anthem it very touching. I am in tears not being home, We as Dominican should be one of the most proud nation in the world. Our anthem have true meaning to it, read this word, work hard, be honest,and you will be prosperous. love one another. Dominicans please don’t let down our country,when we are in a next man land.

  4. ARE U FOR REAL
    November 5, 2012

    Have any of us take in consideration the words of the third verse of the National Anthem, as a matter of fact the entire National Anthem? I mean, this should make us all proud to be citizens of this beautiful island; an island where people once worked hard, toiled the rich soil that we were blessed with; now instead our youths are sitting on the side of the streets form sun rise till sun set wasting their lives away. If the knew the works of the National Anthem they would have more pride in themselves. Further to this, the ministers of government needs to learn the words of the National Anthem and live by it.

  5. waitukubuli-original
    November 4, 2012

    Sometimes we like to turn our heads from the truth as a means of feeling good. But the truth is not always positive and does not always come with a good feeling. So with respect to the national anthem, here is the truth:

    Isle of beauty and splendor – True about motherland’s terrain.
    Isle to all so sweet and fair” Really? With that level of corruption and selfishness?
    Rivers – they are all drying

    Dominica God hath blest thee – There is no doubt God blessed this land with such beauty but to say the people full of Godly reverent fear does not apply to this generation. The “seek to praise thee” is forgotten. Actions speak louder than words.

    Come ye forward, sons and daughters – This call has been ignored for a long time
    Strive for honour sons and daughters – wait until satan repents and repositioned in heaven as the worship leader

    Do the right be firm be fair – This should take a top-down approach. Starting with the head.

    Toil with hearts and hands and voices – Toiling is a thing of the past (As it is right now people have settled for stealing and killing the owners.

    We must proper! sound the call
    In which everyone rejoices – Tell that to the malayway

    “All for Each and Each for All” – That is a thing of the past – Get over it!

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      November 5, 2012

      I truly enjoy reading your contribution- original, witty, smart and true. Don’t you wish the PM would have pondered on these words before pleading “self-incrimination” when asked to come clean in defense of our constitution?

      Don’t you wish that our President, who has sworn to uphold the Constitution, would have pondered on these words when asked to uphold the constitution?

      Wouldn’t it be great when our political leaders are asked to do the right, be firm and fair that they would first ponder on these words instead of insulting, scolding and belittling us as misbehaving pre-K kids with unpatriotic, unprofessional, disrespectful and street-like language…… “Shut Up”, “It is not of your damn business”, “Stop it now”, “You are too free”, “Go to hell”, “no law-no constitution can prevent me from doing what I want” and if you dare try to stop me – I will “match you up”? Stop it and Stop it now!!!!!!!

      We the patriotic sons and daughters must continue to come forward with our hearts, minds, hands an voices to stop these people from destroying this isle of beauty.

      Respectfully
      ROSEAU VALLEY

  6. BIG SUGAR
    November 4, 2012

    Dominica land we LOVE………………..

    God bless Dominica!

  7. goldie
    November 3, 2012

    Land of my birth, thanks dno for the words of my national anthem

  8. joy
    November 3, 2012

    I live outside of dominica but there is a dominican flag flying in my house year round along with a creole doll. i am Dominican

  9. 1979
    November 3, 2012

    such powerful words. this is maybe the single thing in Dominica i have respect for anymore apart from the constitution..

    words that we should hold close to our hearts….

    sad that we are not each for all….

    we are all for our own selfish political, religious and social sects…..

    long live Dominica its constitution and its national anthem.

  10. Stay Alert
    November 3, 2012

    Beautiful words to our National Anthem. Happy Independence Dominica! Let us keep moving in the right direction..onward and upward. We love the Nature Isle!

  11. En Ba La
    November 3, 2012

    Thank you DNO. Some of us seem to have forgotten the words.

    “Stop It” – should be used to describe the PMs speech – cease the campaigning and Maypwi for a day stick to the the independence theme. The number of “I could point…” pointed me in the direction of my comment.

    Happy Independence to Staff of DNO

  12. Anonymous
    November 3, 2012

    GOD BLESS DOMINICA ISLE OF NATURAL BEAUTY
    VIVE LA DOMINIQUE

  13. Shame on me
    November 3, 2012

    I did not remember the words of this song at all.

    I can barely remember the tune.

  14. November 3, 2012

    thank dno. but can u also find the words to arise, arise dominica arise. i can remember singing this song during independence in the 70s and they don`t any more. and can u also find out why is the reason the don`t?it is such a lovely song

    • Sa Ca Meme
      November 3, 2012

      That would have to be in 1978 and 1979, or are you talking about National Day celebrations?

      • looking out
        April 19, 2014

        u took those out of my mouth we got it in 1978

  15. Tumble, Back Kick
    November 3, 2012

    Thanks DNO

  16. Sweet Dominica
    November 3, 2012

    God Bless our country! We must be proud. Where else in the world can someone find such pure air, fresh fruit juices and boy oh boy unpolutted, tasty water. We are Blessed. We give you THANKS OH GOD!!

    • him
      November 3, 2012

      Where else can you find leaders doing things that are totally opposite to the true words of the National Anthem? Only in Dominica,

  17. Home Alone
    November 3, 2012

    If all the politicians would read and take in the words of the National Anthem! Dominica would truly be a blessed place.

    Happy 34th Anniversary of Independence to all here and abroad. Let’s continue to strive for the betterment of Dominica, ourselves and may Yahweh bless this land and it’s people..

  18. Anonymous
    November 3, 2012

    I’m proud to be a citizen of Dominica. God bless Dominica, my home.

  19. why tea
    November 3, 2012

    VIVE LA DOMINIQUE !!Happy BIRTHDAY Dominica !! May the Good LORD Be Gracious to you on this very day. I LOVE you so dearly, land of all marvels.Stay blessed.

  20. concerned
    November 3, 2012

    Remmeber the anthem say” ALL FOR EACH NAD EACH FOR ALL”. We in a world where nobody cares about their brother Happy independence to ALL.

    • waitukubuli-original
      November 4, 2012

      That is true

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