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  • Jamaica's national song

    Just a few minutes ago, I heard our nation's national song playing on the Classical Channel by the London Symphony, titled "Islands".

    Who remember the words and the tune of this song? I Pledge hy heart this island, as God and faith shall live, my work, my strength, my Love and my loyalty to give. Oh green isle of the Indies, Jamaica Strong and Free, our vows and loyal promises, our heart ...

    As always whenever I hear this song playing, tears start welling up in my eyes.

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    Re: Jamaica's national song

    I pledge my heart forever
    To serve with humble pride
    This shining homeland, ever
    So long as earth abide
    I pedge my heart, this island
    As God and faith shall live
    My work, my strength, my love, and
    My loyalty to give.

    O green isle of the Indies,
    Jamaica, strong and free,
    Our vows and loyal promises,
    O heartland, 'tis to thee

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    • #3
      Re: Jamaica's national song

      **sneaking a moment to post**

      Lawks SandiF, it's one song that I cannot hear without getting all teary eyed. I have the words at home buried deep somewhere, I'll look it up. Or maybe you can see if JIS has it on their site.

      I remember some of it:

      I vow to thee my country
      To serve with humble pride
      This shining homeland ever
      As long as earth abide

      I pledge my heart this island
      As long as faith shall live
      My strength, my love (??) and
      My loyalty to give.

      Oh green isle of the Indies
      Jamaica strong and free...
      by this time I'm usually sobbing, lol, and so never hear the ending...!
      <span style="font-style: italic">All Glory to The Hypnotoad!</span>

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      • #4
        Re: Jamaica's national song

        Originally posted by Miss Portmore:
        [qb] I pledge my heart forever
        To serve with humble pride
        This shining homeland, ever
        So long as earth abide
        I pedge my heart, this island
        As God and faith shall live
        My work, my strength, my love, and
        My loyalty to give.

        O green isle of the Indies,
        Jamaica, strong and free,
        Our vows and loyal promises,
        O heartland, 'tis to thee [/qb]
        Thanks, Miss Portmore. The melody is based on the British anthem, "I Vow To Thee My Country"
        <span style="font-style: italic">All Glory to The Hypnotoad!</span>

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        • #5
          Re: Jamaica's national song

          Lawks yu know wah mek mi haaat swell up wid proudniss? Di National Pledge....

          Jamaican National Pledge

          Before God and All mankind.
          I pledge the love and loyalty of my heart
          The wisdom and courage of my mind,
          The strength and vigour of my body
          in the service of my fellow citizens.

          I promise to stand up for justice,
          Brotherhood and Peace, to work diligently and creatively,
          To think generously and honestly, so that
          Jamaica may, under God, increase in beauty, fellowship
          and prosperity, and play her part in advancing the welfare
          of the whole human race.

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          • #6
            Re: Jamaica's national song

            * stand tall and proud
            Today is the tomorrow that you were worried about yesterday. Was it worth it?

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            • #7
              Re: Jamaica's national song

              Sing along with the pledge:

              http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/i/v/ivow2the.htm
              <span style="font-style: italic">All Glory to The Hypnotoad!</span>

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              • #8
                Re: Jamaica's national song

                lawx, mi and yuh MG..mi eyes dem get misty juss singing it now.

                Here is the National Prayer-

                Let us Pray:

                Let us give thanks for all God's goodness and the wonderful heritage into which we have entered: For Jamaica, our Island home, the land of our birth -

                Response: We give Thee thanks, O God.

                For majesty of our hills, the beauty of our valleys, and the flaming loveliness of our gardens -

                Response: We give Thee thanks, O God.

                For the warmth and brightness of our days and the calm and peace of our countryside -

                Response: We give Thee thanks, O God.

                For the rich heritage of our people coming from many races, and yet one in purpose, in achievement, and in destiny, and for the dignity of labour and the service given by every citizen of our land -

                Response: We give Thee thanks, O God.

                For freedom, just laws and our democratic way of life -

                Response: We give Thee thanks, O God.

                For high privilege and responsibility of Independence and for bringing us to nationhood -

                Response: We give Thee thanks, O God.

                For our parents, teachers, religious and other leaders and all those who in every walk of life are helping to prepare us for responsible, citizenship, and for all those who are giving voluntary service in the public interest -

                Response: We give Thee thanks, O God.

                For the poets, artists and thinkers and all who create in us the vision of a new better society -

                Response: We give Thee thanks, O God.

                For godly heritage, the example of Jesus Christ and the sacrifices of our fathers in the faith -

                Response: We give Thee thanks, O God.


                The Response is: "Hear us we beseech Thee, O God."

                Bless, we pray Thee, our Queen, our Governor-General, our Prime Minister and other Ministers of State, our Parliament, and all who are sent in authority over us and grant that under them we may be peacefully and justly governed -

                Response: Hear us we beseech Thee, O God.

                Grant us love and compassion for all those in need and distress and help us to remove poverty and ignorance from our land, and grant us prosperity and true wisdom, we pray -

                Response: Here us we beseech Thee, O God.

                Forgive us all that is unworthy and evil in our national life, establish us in righteousness and inspire us to work for universal brotherhood, we pray -

                Response: Hear us we beseech Thee, O God.

                Guide and bless our nation, we pray, and make us loyal and dutiful citizens through Almighty God, the Father of us all.

                Amen.
                Clowns to the left of me. Jokers to the right. Here I am, stuck in the middle with you.

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                • #9
                  Re: Jamaica's national song

                  Laawks whenever mi hear the Anthem playin mi always stand at attention...even when Reggaeplus a play ie mi stand up...mi is ver patriotic when ie come to the Anthem and also the pledge
                  http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...sop/Sweets.gif

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                  • #10
                    Re: Jamaica's national song

                    That "Island" song is my favourite Jamaican song.

                    It reminds me of school days.
                    Just stepping into the world with a significant head start. Thanks aunty! You're the best.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Jamaica's national song

                      Thank you Ms Porty and mountaingal for the national song words.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Jamaica's national song

                        Is me ongle memba di nedda verse? [img]/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

                        And there's another country
                        I've heard of long ago
                        Most dear to them that love her
                        Most dear to them that know
                        We may not count her armies
                        We may not see her king
                        Her fortress is a faithful heart
                        Her pride is suffering
                        And soul by soul and silently
                        Her shining bounds increase
                        And her ways are ways of gentleness
                        And all her paths are peace.

                        It always mek mi bawl.
                        "Signature too long..." Whatever man!

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