Fair Antigua, We Salute Thee

Antigua and Barbuda La Marseillaise National anthem
Fair Antigua, We Salute Thee

National anthem of  Antigua and Barbuda
LyricsNovelle Hamilton Richards, 1967
MusicWalter Garnet Picart Chambers, 1967
Audio sample
"Fair Antigua, We Salute Thee" (instrumental)

"Fair Antigua, We Salute Thee" is the national anthem of Antigua and Barbuda. Written by Novelle Hamilton Richards and composed by Walter Garnet Picart Chambers, it was adopted in 1967 while Antigua and Barbuda were still a British colony.[1] It was adopted as the national anthem upon independence in 1981.[2] As Antigua is a Commonwealth realm, "God Save the Queen" is still the royal anthem.


Fair Antigua and Barbuda!
We thy sons and daughters stand
Strong and firm in peace or danger
To safeguard our native land
We commit ourselves to building
A true nation brave and free;
Ever striving, ever seeking,
Dwell in love and unity
Raise the standard! Raise it boldly!
Answer now to duty's call
To the service of thy country,
Sparing nothing, giving all;
Gird your loins and join the battle
'Gainst fear, hate and poverty,
Each endeavouring, all achieving,
Live in peace where man is free.
God of nations, let Thy blessings
Fall upon this land of ours;
Rain and sunshine ever sending,
Fill her fields with crops and flowers;
We her children do implore Thee,
Give us strength, faith, loyalty,
Never failing, all enduring
To defend her liberty.


  1. ^ Agency, Central Intelligence (2016-11-22). The CIA World Factbook 2017. Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. p. 32. ISBN 9781510712898.
  2. ^ Minahan, James (2009-12-23). The Complete Guide to National Symbols and Emblems [2 Volumes]. ABC-CLIO. p. 658. ISBN 9780313344978.