Barbados National Anthem For Students

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In Plenty and In Time of Need” is the national anthem of the country of Barbados. It was written by Irving Burgie (1924–2019) and was composed by C. Van Roland Edwards (1912–1985). As one part of the West Indies Federation from 1958–1962, Barbados’ anthem was supposed to be “Forged from the Love of Liberty” (which is currently the national anthem of Trinidad and Tobago), however the current anthem was created with Barbados’ moves toward full independence. This song was then adopted by Barbados when it became independent in 1966.

Below we have provided the National Anthem of Barbados for the students regarding educational purpose.

National Anthem of Barbados Information:

Lyricist Irving Burgie
Music C. Van Roland Edwards
Adopted 30 November 1966
Official Language English

Barbados National Anthem in English:

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

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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