The National Anthem of Guyana
Dear land of Guyana, of rivers and plains,
Made rich by the sunshine, and lush by the rains,
Set gem- like and fair between mounts and sea-
Your children salute you. dear land of the free.
Green land of Guyana, our heroes of yore,
Both bondsman 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.
Dear Land of Guyana, of Rivers and Plains is the national anthem of Guyana. Selected a month before independence in 1966, the lyrics were written by Archibald Leonard Luker and the music was composed by Robert Cyril Gladstone Potter.