God Bless Our Nation [Song]


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GOD BLESS OUR NATION
Composed by Marjorie Padmore
Performed by Mavis John

God bless our nation
Of many varied races
May we possess that common love
That binds and makes us one.
Let it be known around the world
That we can boast of unity
And take a pride in our liberty.

God bless our isles
Of tropic beauty rare
Of flaming poinciana and shady immortelle
The warm and sparkling waters
That break upon our shores
Beat out a tune that seem to tell
We take a pride in our liberty.

God bless our leaders
Give them grace to guide
Bestow on them thy judgment wise
To rule our land aright
To keep the flag of freedom high
That we may sing most lustily
We take a pride in our liberty.

Source: My land: A social studies review for primary and secondary school students and teachers/Gloria Pollard and Elton Nelson, Educational Publishers, 1982, p.41
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A Note From The Gull


Some of us feel that these are some of the darkest hours in the history of Trinidad and Tobago and somehow a song like this seems out of place. I actually sing this song quite frequently to myself. On one level I am singing it just because I think it’s a really beautiful song and I enjoy visiting the scenes conjured up by the words, especially the natural beauty of Trinidad and Tobago. On another level I sing it because I love this country and as far as I know this song, apart from the National Anthem, is probably the only sung prayer for Trinidad and Tobago. On yet another level, I believe that to be a powerful force for good, it is necessary to bless others so that we all will prosper.

Scientific research has proven that physiological balance and strength in the human body even at the level of blood cells as well as in plants, fungi, bacteria and animals, are brought about by positive thoughts and emotions. Even if you aren’t motivated by a desire to do good for others, the theory of the common field of energy encourages us to project positive emotions and thoughts because essentially we curse ourselves when we curse others. When we show gratitude and we bless, even when this blessing is not vocalized, we set in motion powerful, positive vibrations which will deliver beneficial outcomes for both givers and receivers.

So this song is a prayer for our country. It asks for blessings for the well being of our beautiful natural environment, for our nation and the souls who are its residents and for the leaders. We are really in need of showers of blessings. God bless Marjorie Padmore. God bless Mavis John. God bless you all. God bless our nation.

"Patria est communis omnium parens" - Our native land is the common parent of us all. Keep it beautiful, make it even more so.

Blessed is all of creation
Blessed be my beautiful people,
Blessed be our day of awakening,
Blessed is my country,
Blessed are her patient hills.

Mweh ka allay!
Guanaguanare

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brings back memories of another era. Remember singing this in primary school and to this day, I always associate this song with children. Must be the innocence of it. Can you imagine an adult Trinidadian singing this with any conviction?

guanaguanare said...

Anonymous, thanks for your comment. I understand what you are saying. Some of us feel that these are some of the darkest hours in the history of Trinidad and Tobago and somehow a song like this seems out of place. I actually sing this song quite frequently to myself. On one level I am singing it just because I think it’s a really beautiful song and I enjoy visiting the scenes conjured up by the words, especially the natural beauty of Trinidad. On another level I sing it because I love this country and as far as I know this song is probably the only sung prayer for Trinidad and Tobago. On yet another level, I believe that to be a powerful force for good, it is necessary to bless others so that we all will prosper.

Scientific research has proven that physiological balance and strength in the human body even at the level of blood cells as well as in plants, fungi, bacteria and animals, are brought about by positive thoughts and emotions. Even if you aren’t motivated by a desire to do good for others, the theory of the common field of energy encourages us to project positive emotions and thoughts because essentially we curse ourselves when we curse others.

When we show gratitude and we bless, even when this blessing is not vocalized, we set in motion powerful, positive vibrations which will deliver beneficial outcomes for both givers and receivers. So this song is a prayer for our country. It asks for blessings for the well being of our beautiful natural environment, for our nation and the souls who are its residents and for the leaders. We are really in need of showers of blessings. God bless Marjorie Padmore. God bless you. God bless our nation.

TriniLDS said...

"Can you imagine an adult Trinidadian singing this with any conviction?"

Yes. I fact I don't have to imagine it. Some of my best friends sing it every time we get together. There are many more true patriots than people think.

Guanaguanare said...

Compay, whenever and wherever we sing, Trinbago will hear because Trinbago is in our hearts. Thanks for your positive vibes.
Blessings