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Revised Statutes of Newfoundland 1990
AN ACT RESPECTING AN ANTHEM FOR THE PROVINCE
1. This Act may be cited as the Provincial Anthem Act.
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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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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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When sun rays crown thy pine-clad hills And Summer spreads her hand, When silvern voices tune thy rills, We love thee, smiling land.
We love thee, we love thee, We love thee, smiling land.
When spreads thy cloak of shimmering white At Winter's stern command, Through shortened day and starlight night, We love thee, frozen land.
We love thee, we love thee, We love thee, frozen land.
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.
We love thee, we love thee, We love thee wind-swept land.
As loved our fathers, so we love, Where once they stood we stand; Their prayer we raise to Heaven above, God guard thee, Newfoundland.
God guard thee, God guard thee, God guard thee, Newfoundland.
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