Our Land Of Sun And Seas [Song]

Uploaded by Livingwatercommunity

By George Carlton Sampson
Featuring: Eastern Performing Arts Fraternity, Alternative Quartet, Dane Gulston, Maxine Greaves, Jesse Rahaman, Daniel De-Cranie-Pierre, John Thomas, Tevin Gall, Issac Blackman and Kizzy Ruiz.
Produced by: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Send down Thy blessings on our land, O God, and make us free,
Let love and wisdom lead our hearts to dwell in unity, to dwell in unity!

Our land of sun and seas, our beauteous flowering trees
Our hills, our rills, our songbird trills
Our fields, our people free, we offer God to Thee!
Improve our Arts, make pure our hearts to dwell in unity.

Spoken: Let us always be able to say with the psalmist: "Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity."

Let mighty nations far and near, revere our nation small
May we show forth to countries great, a peace surpassing all
A peace surpassing all.

May long our heroes last, who gave this nation birth
To the Church, to the State, all small and great
In wisdom hold them all and never let them fall.

Improve our Arts, make pure our hearts to dwell in unity
Improve our Arts, make pure our hearts to dwell in unity
O never let them fall.

Source: The lyrics posted on this blog are often transcribed directly from performances. Although it is my intention to faithfully transcribe I do not get all the words and I have a knack for hearing the wrong thing. Please feel free to correct me or to fill in the words that I miss by dropping me a message via e-mail. I'd be forever grateful. Thanks in advance!

A Note From The Gull

A heartfelt thanks to all involved in the production of this beautiful prayer for 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 the day of our awakening
Blessed is my country
Blessed are her patient hills.

Mweh ka allay!


Althea G said...

Lovely. I'm trying to find a picture of George Carlton Sampson. Can you help? Thanks.

Guanaguanare said...

a greenie 215,
Thanks for visiting. I have not been able to find any images on the Internet so if you are located in T&T, I am thinking that you should be able to find this information at either The Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism and/or The West Indiana & Special Collections at the Main Library of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. I have provided the contact details below:

West Indiana & Special Collections
Telephone: 662-2002 Ext. 83506, 84244
Divisional email for enquiries: wimail@sta.uwi.edu

The Ministry of The Arts and Multiculturalism
JOBCO Building
51-55 Frederick Street
Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago

Phone Contacts:
Culture Division
Phone: (868) 625-6962, (868) 627-4991
Fax: (868) 625-8519
Email: culturedivision.tt@gmail.com
Website: culture.gov.tt

There is also The Remember When Institute within the Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism. Their e-mail is:

Good luck and blessings,

Unknown said...

What year was this song written

Guanaguanare said...

Dear Unknown,
Unfortunately, I cannot supply the date when this song was composed. Perhaps you could try the contacts supplied above in response to earlier queries about the song's composer. Good luck with your search.