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RSNL1990 CHAPTER P-28

PROVINCIAL ANTHEM ACT

Amended:

CHAPTER P-28

AN ACT RESPECTING AN ANTHEM FOR THE PROVINCE

Analysis


       
1.   Short title

       
2.   Words

       
3.   Music

       
4.   Words and music


Schedule


Short title

        1. This Act may be cited as the Provincial Anthem Act .

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Words

        2. The words for the anthem of the province are the words commonly used with the Ode to Newfoundland , written by Sir Cavendish Boyle, Governor of Newfoundland from 1901 to 1904.

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Music

        3. The music for the anthem of the province is the music that is commonly used with the Ode to Newfoundland . This music was composed by Sir C. Hubert H. Parry and approved and officially recognized for the Ode to Newfoundland by Minute of the Committee of the Honourable the Executive Council of Newfoundland on May 20, 1904 , that directed that the music be printed and copyrighted.

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Words and music

        4. The words and music as set out in the Schedule to this Act are designated as the provincial anthem.

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Schedule

1.

When sun rays crown thy pine-clad hills                   
And Summer spreads her hand,                                    
When silvern voices tune thy rills,                              
We love thee, smiling land.

Refrain

We love thee, we love thee,                                          
We love thee, smiling land.

2.

When spreads thy cloak of shimmering white           
At Winter's stern command,                                          
Through shortened day and starlight night,              
We love thee, frozen land.

Refrain

We love thee, we love thee,                                          
We love thee, frozen land.

3.

When blinding storm gusts fret thy shore,                 
And wild waves lash thy strand;                                  
Though spindrift swirl and tempest roar                     
We love thee, wind-swept land.

Refrain

We love thee, we love thee,                                          
We love thee wind-swept land.

4.

As loved our fathers, so we love,                                 
Where once they stood we stand;                               
Their prayer we raise to Heaven above,                      
God guard thee,
Newfoundland .

Refrain

God guard thee, God guard thee,                                  
God guard thee,
Newfoundland.

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