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Papua New Guinea - national anthem

  • The national anthem of Papua New Guinea is titled "O Arise, All You Sons".

  • The anthem was adopted in 1975 when Papua New Guinea gained independence from Australia.

  • The music and lyrics were composed by Thomas Shacklady, a Royal Marine Bandmaster.

  • The anthem is sung in English, which is one of the official languages of Papua New Guinea, along with Tok Pisin and Hiri Motu.

  • The lyrics emphasize unity and a shared national identity among the people of Papua New Guinea, which is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world.

  • The anthem is played at official state functions, during national holidays, and at international events where Papua New Guinea is represented.

The lyrics to the national anthem:

O arise all you sons of this land,

Let us sing of our joy to be free,

Praising God and rejoicing to be

Papua New Guinea.

Shout our name from the mountains to seas

Papua New Guinea;

Let us raise our voices and proclaim

Papua New Guinea.

Now give thanks to the good Lord above

For His kindness, His wisdom and love

For this land of our fathers so free,

Papua New Guinea.

Shout again for the whole world to hear

Papua New Guinea;

We're independent and we're free,

Papua New Guinea.


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