The Faroe Islands (Faroese: F?royar, Danish: F?r?erne) are a subarctic island group situated between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Great Britain and Iceland. The Faroe Islands are a constituent country of Denmark.T? alfagra land m?tt ("Thou fairest land of mine") is the national anthem of the Faroe Islands. The anthem's lyrics, composed in 1906, are by S?mun av Skar?i (1872-1942) and the melody by Peter Alberg (1885-1940).Lyrics (in Faroese):T? alfagra land m?tt, m?n d?rasta ogn!? vetri so randhv?tt, ? sumri vi? logn,t? tekur meg at t?r so t?tt ? t?n favn.Tit oyggjar so m?tar, Gu? signi ta? navn,sum menn tykkum g?vu, t? teir tykkum s?u.Ja, Gu? signi F?royar, m?tt land!Hin ro?in, sum sk?nur ? sumri ? l??,hin ?dnin, sum t?nir mangt l?v vetrart??,og myrkri?, sum fjalir m?r bjartasta m?l,og lj?si?, sum sp?lir m?r sigur ? s?l:alt streingir, i? t?na, sum v?ga og v?na,at eg verji F?royar, m?tt land.Eg n?gi t? ni?ur ? b?n til t?n, Gu?:Hin heilagi fri?ur m?r falli ? lut!Lat s?l m?na tv?a s?r ? t?ni d?rd!So torir hon v?ga - av Gudi v?l sk?rd -at bera ta? merki?, sum ey?kennir verki?,i? var?veitir F?royar, m?tt land!Translation:My land, oh most beauteous, possession most dear,Thou drawest me to thee, embracing me near;becalmed in the summer, in winter snow covered,magnificent islands, by God named beloved.The name which men gave thee when they thee discovered,Oh, God bless thee, Faroes my land.Bright gleam, which in summer makes hill-tops so fair;rough gale, which in winter drives men to despair;oh life taking storm, oh conquest of soul,all making sweet music uniting the whole.Each hoping and trusting, inspiring us all,To guard thee, O Faroes my land.And therefore, I kneel down, to Thee God, in prayer,may peaceful my lot be, and do thou me spare,my soul cleansed; in glory; I ask Thee to bless,when I raise my banner and venture the stress.The sign of my task, be it lifted on high,To guard thee, O Faroes my land.
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