Haitian National Anthem Lyrics

“La Dessalinienne” is the national anthem of Haiti and the Haitian national anthem lyrics were written by Justin Lhérisson and the music to the Haitian national anthem was composed by Nicolas Geffrard.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Haiti

“La Dessalinienne” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Haiti in the year of 1904.


Haitian National Anthem Lyrics in French

1. Pour le Pays, pour les Ancêtres
Marchons unis, marchons unis
Dans nos rangs point de traîtres
Du sol soyons seuls maîtres
Marchons unis, marchons unis
Pour le Pays, pour les Ancêtres
Marchons, marchons, marchons unis
Pour le Pays, pour les Ancêtres

2. Pour les Aïeux, pour la Patrie
Bêchons joyeux, bêchons joyeux
Quand le champ fructifie
L’âme se fortifie
Bêchons joyeux, bêchons joyeux
Pour les Aïeux, pour la Patrie
Bêchons, bêchons, bêchons joyeux
Pour les Aïeux, pour la Patrie

3. Pour le Pays et pour nos Pères
Formons des Fils, formons des Fils
Libres, forts et prospères
Toujours nous serons frères
Formons des Fils, formons des Fils
Pour le Pays et pour nos Pères
Formons, formons, formons des Fils
Pour le Pays et pour nos Pères

4. Pour les Aïeux, pour la Patrie
O Dieu des Preux, O Dieu des Preux
Sous ta garde infinie
Prends nos droits, notre vie
O Dieu des Preux, O Dieu des Preux
Pour les Aïeux, pour la Patrie
O Dieu, O Dieu, O Dieu des Preux
Pour les Aïeux, pour la Patrie

5. Pour le Drapeau, pour la Patrie
Mourir est beau, mourir est beau
Notre passé nous crie:
Ayez l’âme aguerrie
Mourir est beau, mourir est beau
Pour le Drapeau, pour la Patrie
Mourir, mourir, mourir est beau
Pour le Drapeau, pour la Patrie

Haitian National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

1. For our country, for our forefathers,
United let us march, united let us march.
Let there be no traitors in our ranks!
Let us be masters of our soil.
United let us march, united let us march.
For our country, for our forefathers.
Let us march, let us march, let us march united
For our country, for our forefathers.

2. For our forebears, for our country
Let us toil joyfully, let us toil joyfully.
May the fields be fertile
And our souls take courage.
Let us toil joyfully, let us toil joyfully
For our forebears, for our country.
Let us toil, let us toil, let us toil joyfully
For our forebears, for our country.

3. For our country and for our forefathers,
Let us train our sons, let us train our sons.
Free, strong, and prosperous,
We shall always be as brothers.
Let us train our sons, let us train our sons.
For our country and for our forefathers.
Let us train, let us train, let us train our sons.
For our country and for our forefathers.

4. For our forebears, for our country,
Oh God of the valiant, Oh God of the valiant!
Take our rights and our life
Under your infinite protection,
Oh God of the valiant, Oh God of the valiant!
For our forebears, for our country.
Oh God, Oh God, Oh God of the valiant!
For our forebears, for our country.

5. For the flag, for our country
To die is a fine thing, to die is a fine thing!
Our past cries out to us:
Have a disciplined soul!
To die, to die, to die is a fine thing
For the flag, for our country.
Haitian National Anthem Lyrics

When is Haitian National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Haiti is generally played or sang during national holidays, specifically on the independence day celebrations in Haiti. It is also carried out throughout cultural and other celebrations in Haiti, typically marking off the beginning or the end of such celebrations.

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


What is the importance of Haitian National Anthem in Haiti?

The national anthem of Haiti, like other nationwide signs of Haiti, embodies the tradition, history, and faiths of Haiti and its citizens. For this reason, it helps evoke feelings of patriotism amongst the Haitian individuals and reminds them of their Haiti’s splendor, beauty, and abundant heritage.

It also helps unify the people of Haiti by one single track or music. During the performance of the Haitian national anthem, citizens of Haiti, in spite of their ethnic differences, rise in unison and listen diligently or sing the song with great enthusiasm.

Sports men and women from Haiti also feel a great moment of gratification when they get a medal at an international sporting occasion while Haiti’s national anthem is played in the background. It provides a feeling of having actually made their country proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Haiti in schools learn to respect their nation and develop a spirit of unity amongst themselves.