Land of the Free

Zie Land of the Free (album) voor het artikel over het gelijknamige album van de band Gamma Ray.

Land of the Free is het volkslied van Belize. Het werd geschreven door Samuel Alfred Haynes en gecomponeerd door Selwyn Walford Young in 1963. Het werd officieel als volkslied aanvaard in 1981.

Instrumentale versie van Land of the Free


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.

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!

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.