Gabonese National Anthem Lyrics

“La Concorde” is the national anthem of Gabon and the Gabonese national anthem lyrics were written by Georges Aleka Damas and the music to the Gabonese national anthem was composed by Georges Aleka Damas.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Gabon

“La Concorde” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Gabon in the year of 1960.


Gabonese National Anthem Lyrics in French

Chorus:
Uni dans la Concorde et la fraternité
Eveille-toi Gabon, une aurore se lève,
Encourage l’ardeur qui vibre et nous soulève!
C’est enfin notre essor vers la félicité.
C’est enfin notre essor vers la félicité.

1. Eblouissant et fier, le jour sublime monte
Pourchassant à jamais l’injustice et la honte.
Qu’il monte, monte encore et calme nos alarmes,
Qu’il prône la vertu et repousse les armes.

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2. Oui que le temps heureux rêvé par nos ancêtres
Arrive enfin chez nous, rejouisse les êtres,
Et chasse les sorciers, ces perfides trompeurs.
Qui semaient le poison et répandaient la peur.

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3. Afin qu’aux yeux du monde et des nations amies
Le Gabon immortel reste digne d’envie,
Oublion nos querelles, emsemble bâtissons
L’édifice nouveau au quel tous nous rêvons.

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4. Des bords de l’Ocean au cœur de la forêt,
Demeurons vigilants, sans faiblesse et sans haine!
Autour de ce drapeau, qui vers l’honneurs nous mène,
Saluons la Patrie et chantons sans arrêt!

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Gabonese National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

Chorus:
United in concord and brotherhood,
Awake, Gabon, dawn is at hand.
Stir up the spirit that thrills and inspires us!
At last we rise up to attain happiness.
At last we rise up to attain happiness.

1. Dazzling and proud, the sublime day dawns,
Dispelling for ever injustice and shame.
May it still advance and calm our fears,
May it promote virtue and banish warfare.

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2. Yes, may the happy days of which our ancestors dreamed
Come for us at last, rejoicing our hearts,
And banish the sorcerers, those perfidious deceivers
Who sowed poison and spread fear.

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3. So that, in the eyes of the world and of friendly nations,
The immortal Gabon may maintain her good repute,
Let us forget our quarrels, let us build together
The new structure of which we all have dreamed.

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4. From the shores of the Ocean to the heart of the forest,
Let us remain vigilant, without weakness and without hatred!
Around this flag which leads us to honour,
Let us salute the Fatherland and ever sing!

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Gabonese National Anthem Lyrics

When is Gabonese National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Gabon is generally played or sung throughout national holidays, especially on the independence day events in Gabon. It is also performed during cultural and other celebrations in Gabon, generally marking off the beginning or completion of such celebrations.

National anthem of Gabon is also often carried out in international sporting occasions, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport events.


What is the importance of Gabonese National Anthem in Gabon?

The national anthem of Gabon, like other national symbols of Gabon, represents the tradition, history, and faiths of Gabon and its people. It assists stimulate feelings of patriotism among the Gabonese people and reminds them of their Gabon’s splendor, beauty, and rich heritage.

It also helps unite the people of Gabon by one single record or music. Throughout the performance of the Gabonese national anthem, residents of Gabon, despite their ethnic distinctions, rise up in unison and listen diligently or sing the song with terrific enthusiasm.

Sports males and females from Gabon also feel a great moment of gratification when they receive a medal at a worldwide sporting occasion while Gabon’s national anthem is played in the background. It gives them a sensation of having actually made their nation proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Gabon in schools learn to respect their nation and develop a sense of unity among themselves.