Belizean National Anthem Lyrics

“Land of the Free” is the national anthem of Belize and the Belizean national anthem lyrics were written by Samuel Alfred Haynes and the music to the Belizean national anthem was composed by Selwyn Walford Young.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Belize

“Land of the Free” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Belize in the year of 1981.


Belizean National Anthem Lyrics in English

1. O, land of the free by the Carib Sea,
our manhood we pledge to thy liberty!
No tyrants here linger, despots must flee
This tranquil haven of democracy
The blood of our sires which hallows the sod,
Brought freedom from slavery oppression’s rod,
By the might of truth and the grace of God.
No longer shall we be hewers of wood.

Chorus:
Arise! ye sons of the Baymen’s clan,
put on your armour, clear the land!
Drive back the tyrants, let despots flee-
Land of the Free by the Carib Sea!

2. Nature has blessed thee with wealth untold,
O’er mountains and valleys where praries roll;
Our fathers, the Baymen, valiant and bold
Drove back the invader; this heritage hold
From proud Rio Hondo to old Sarstoon’
Through coral isle, over blue lagoon;
Keep watch with the angels, the stars and moon;
For freedom comes tomorrow’s noon.

Chorus

Belizean National Anthem Lyrics

When is Belizean National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Belize is usually played or sung throughout national holidays, especially on the independence day celebrations in Belize. It is also performed throughout cultural and other celebrations in Belize, generally marking off the beginning or the end of such festivals.

National anthem of Belize is also frequently performed in worldwide sporting occasions, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport events.


What is the importance of Belizean National Anthem in Belize?

The national anthem of Belize, like other national signs of Belize, embodies the custom, past history, and faiths of Belize and its individuals. It assists stimulate feelings of patriotism amongst the Belizean people and advises them of their Belize’s splendor, beauty, and abundant heritage.

It also assists unify the residents of Belize by one single record or music. Throughout the performance of the Belizean national anthem, residents of Belize, despite their ethnic differences, rise up in unison and listen attentively or sing the song with terrific enthusiasm.

Sports males and females from Belize also feel a fantastic minute of delight when they get a medal at a worldwide sporting event while Belize’s national anthem is played in the background. It gives them a sensation of having made their country proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Belize in schools learn to respect their country and develop a sense of unity amongst themselves.