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National Anthem of Barbados

Barbados, situated just east of the Caribbean Sea, is a West Indian continental island-nation in the western Atlantic Ocean and formerly a colony and protectorate of the United Kingdom for over three centuries. "In Plenty and In Time of Need" is the national anthem of Barbados. It was written by Irving Burgie (1926-) and composed by C. Van Roland Edwards (1912-1985). Lyrics: In plenty and in time of need When this fair land was young Our brave forefathers sowed the seed From which our pride was sprung A pride that makes no wanton boast Of what it has withstood That binds our hearts from coast to coast The pride of nationhood Chorus: We loyal sons and daughters all Do hereby make it known These fields and hills beyond recall Are now our very own We write our names on history's page With expectations great Strict guardians of our heritage Firm craftsmen of our fate The Lord has been the people's guide For past three hundred years. With Him still on the people's side We have no doubts or fears. Upward and onward we shall go, Inspired, exulting, free, And greater will our nation grow In strength and unity.
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