Maltese National Anthem Lyrics

“L-Innu Malti” is the national anthem of Malta and the Maltese national anthem lyrics were written by Dun Karm Psaila and the music to the Maltese national anthem was composed by Robert Samut.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Malta

“L-Innu Malti” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Malta in the year of 1964.


Maltese National Anthem Lyrics in Maltese

1. Lil din l-art ħelwa, l-Omm li tatna isimha,
Ħares, Mulej, kif dejjem Int ħarist:
Ftakar li lilha bl-oħla dawl libbist.

2. Agħti, kbir Alla, id-dehen lil min jaħkimha,
Rodd il-ħniena lis-sid, saħħa ‘l-ħaddiem:
Seddaq il-għaqda fil-Maltin u s-sliem.

Maltese National Anthem Lyrics in English Versification


1. Guard her, O Lord, as ever Thou hast guarded!
This Motherland so dear whose name we bear!
Keep her in mind, whom Thou hast made so fair!

2. May he who rules, for wisdom be regarded!
In master mercy, strength in man increase!
Confirm us all, in unity and peace!

Versification by May Butcher

Maltese National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

1. To this sweet land, our mother, to which we owe our name,
Guard her, Lord God, like always you have guarded,
Remember her, which you have clothed with light.

2. Give, Great God, intellect to whom who governs,
Give mercy to the proprietor, and strength to the workman,
To let us serve upright, true and faithful, a united people, Maltese, and in peace.

Maltese National Anthem Lyrics

When is Maltese National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Malta is usually played or performed during national holidays, specifically on the independence day events in Malta. It is also performed during cultural and other festivals in Malta, normally marking off the start or completion of such celebrations.

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


What is the importance of Maltese National Anthem in Malta?

The national anthem of Malta, like other nationwide signs of Malta, represents the tradition, history, and faiths of Malta and its people. It assists stimulate sensations of patriotism among the Maltese individuals and advises them of their Malta’s magnificence, appeal, and rich heritage.

It also helps unite the citizens of Malta by one single song or music. Throughout the performance of the Maltese national anthem, people of Malta, in spite of their ethnic differences, rise up in unity and listen diligently or sing the song with excellent determination.

Sports males and females from Malta also feel a great minute of gratification when they get a medal at an international sporting event while Malta’s national anthem is played in the background. It provides a sensation of having made their nation proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Malta in schools learn to respect their country and establish a feeling of unity among themselves.