Togolese National Anthem Lyrics

“Salut à toi is the national anthem of Togo and the Togolese national anthem lyrics were written by Alex Casimir-Dosseh and the music to the Togolese national anthem was composed by Alex Casimir-Dosseh.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Togo

“Salut à toi was officially adopted as the national anthem of Togo in the year of 1960.


Togolese National Anthem Lyrics in French

1. Salut à toi, pays de nos aïeux!
Toi qui les rendais forts, paisibles et joyeux,
Cultivant vertu, vaillance
Pour la postérité.
Que viennent les tyrans, ton coeur soupire vers la liberté.
Togo, debout! Luttons sans défaillance,
Vainquons ou mourons, mais dans la dignité.
Grand Dieu, Toi seul nous as exaltés
Du Togo pour la prospérité,
Togolais, viens! Batissons la Cité!

2. Dans l’unité nous voulons te servir,
C’est bien là de nos coeurs le plus ardent désir.
Clamons fort notre devise
Que rien ne peut ternir.
Seuls artisans de ton bonheur ainsi que de ton avenir,
Brisons partout les chaînes, la traîtrise
Et nous te jurons toujours fidélité
Et aimer, servir, se dépasser,
Faire encore de toi sans nous lasser
Togo Chéri, l’Or de l’Humanité.

3. Salut, Salut à l’Univers entier
Unissons nos efforts sur l’immense chantier
D’où naîtra toute nouvelle
La Grande Humanité
Partout au lieu de la misère, apportons la félicité.
Chassons du monde la haine rebelle
Finis l’esclavage et la Captivité
A l’étoile de la liberté,
Renouons la solidarité
Des Nations dans la fraternité

Togolese National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

1. Hail to thee, land of our forefathers,
Thou who made them strong, peaceful and happy,
Cultivating virtue and bravery
For posterity.
Even if tyrants shall come, thy heart yearns towards freedom.
Togo arise! Let us struggle without faltering.
Victory or death, but dignity.
God almighty, Thou alone we exalt
You have made Togo prosper.
People of Togo arise! Let us build the nation.

2. To serve thee in unity
That is the most burning desire of our hearts.
Let us shout aloud our motto
That nothing can tarnish.
We the only builders of thy happiness and of thy future,
Everywhere let us break chains and treachery,
And we swear to thee for ever faith,
And love, service, untiring zeal,
To make thee yet,
Beloved Togo, a golden example for humanity.

3. Hail, hail to the entire Universe
Let us unite our efforts on this immense building site
Whence will be reborn anew
Great Humanity.
Everywhere, instead of misery, let us bring happiness.
Let us chase from the world unruly hatred.
It’s over with slavery and Captivity.
At the star of liberty,
Let us renew the solidarity
Of the Nations in fraternity.
Togolese National Anthem Lyrics

When is Togolese National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Togo is normally played or sung during national holidays, particularly on the independence day celebrations in Togo. It is also performed throughout cultural and other celebrations in Togo, usually marking off the beginning or the end of such celebrations.

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


What is the importance of Togolese National Anthem in Togo?

The national anthem of Togo, like other nationwide symbols of Togo, embodies the custom, past history, and faiths of Togo and its people. Hence, it helps evoke sensations of patriotism among the Togolese people and reminds them of their Togo’s magnificence, charm, and rich heritage.

It also helps join the people of Togo by one single song or music. During the performance of the Togolese national anthem, people of Togo, despite their ethnic differences, rise up in unison and listen attentively or sing the song with excellent excitement.

Sports men and women from Togo also feel a fantastic moment of delight when they receive a medal at a global sporting event while Togo’s national anthem is played in the background. It provides a feeling of having made their nation proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Togo in schools are taught to respect their country and develop a feeling of unity amongst themselves.