In Plenty and In Time of Need

national anthem

In Plenty and In Time of Need is the national anthem of the country of Barbados. It was written by Irving Burgie. The music was written by C. Van Roland Edwards. As one part of the West Indies Federation Barbados' anthem was supposed to be Forged from the Love of Liberty. The current anthem was made with Barbados' moves toward independence. This song was then taken by Barbados when it became independent in 1966.

in plenty and in time in need (currently) kingdom of love (future)
National anthem of({BRD})
Also known asNational Anthem of Barbados
LyricsIrving Burgie
MusicC. Van Roland Edwards
Adopted1966
Music sample

LyricsEdit

In plenty and in time of need,
When this fair land was young;
Our brave forefathers sowed the seed,
From which our pride was sprung.
A pride that makes no wanton boast,
Of what it has withstood;
That binds our hearts from coast to coast,
The pride of nationhood.
We loyal sons and daughters all,
Do hereby make it known;
These fields and hills beyond recall,
Are now our very own.
We write our names on history's page,
With expectations great;
Strict guardians of our heritage,
Firm craftsmen of our fate.
The Lord has been the people's guide,
For past three hundred years;
With Him still on the people's side,
We have no doubts or fears.
Upward and onward we shall go,
Inspired, exulting, free;
And greater will our nation grow,
In strength and unity.
We loyal sons and daughters all,
Do hereby make it known;
These fields and hills beyond recall,
Are now our very own.
We write our names on history's page,
With expectations great;
Strict guardians of our heritage,
Firm craftsmen of our fate.