Barbadian National Anthem Lyrics

“In Plenty and In Time of Need” is the national anthem of Barbados and the Barbadian national anthem lyrics were written by Irving Burgie and the music to the Barbadian national anthem was composed by C. Van Roland Edwards.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Barbados

“In Plenty and In Time of Need” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Barbados in the year of 1966.


Barbadian National Anthem Lyrics in English

1. In plenty and in time of need
When this fair land was young
Our brave forefathers sowed the seed
From which our pride is 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.

2. 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.

Chorus
Barbadian National Anthem Lyrics

When is Barbadian National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Barbados is generally played or performed throughout national holidays, specifically on the independence day celebrations in Barbados. It is also performed during cultural and other festivals in Barbados, normally marking off the beginning or completion of such festivals.

National anthem of Barbados is also typically carried out in global sporting occasions, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport occasions.


What is the importance of Barbadian National Anthem in Barbados?

The national anthem of Barbados, like other national symbols of Barbados, represents the custom, history, and faiths of Barbados and its individuals. It assists stimulate feelings of patriotism amongst the Barbadian people and advises them of their Barbados’s magnificence, charm, and rich heritage.

It also helps unify the residents of Barbados by one single song or music. During the performance of the Barbadian national anthem, people of Barbados, regardless of their ethnic distinctions, rise up in unity and listen diligently or sing the song with terrific determination.

Sports men and women from Barbados also feel a terrific minute of pride when they receive a medal at an international sporting occasion while Barbados’s national anthem is played in the background. It gives them a sensation of having made their nation proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Barbados in schools learn to respect their country and develop a spirit of unity amongst themselves.