Verse 1
What a journey we have traveled
From our birth in sixty-six
Through obstacles plain and hidden snares
To reach this goal of fifty years

Persons gripped by a vision bright
Forged through many fires fierce
Fully convinced that their undying cause
Would ripen despite many a pause

Refrain
So come patriots all, let’s celebrate
Our independence as a sovereign state

Chorus
(Barbados), We thank God for our country
With Pride and Industry
Celebrating Fifty
Our joy overflows with memories rich and rare
Our fervour erupts with voices loud and clear
(Barbados), Freedom and unity
(Barbados), Pride and Industry
(Barbados), Celebrating Fifty

Verse 2
Laughter through tears when trials pour
Threatening at unexpected times
Through despair the people wade
Confident in truth to guide their way

There is laid up for future ones
A legacy called honest toil
Lasting rewards its precious fruit
Crowns heroic efforts to suit

Refrain
Chorus

Bridge
The baton passed down through the years
Kindles a sense of glowing pride
Not from without but deep within
Passionate souls of righteous men and women

3rd Chorus
(Barbados), We thank God for our country
With Pride and Industry
Celebrating Fifty
Our joy overflows with memories rich and rare
Our fervour erupts with voices loud and clear
(Barbados), Freedom and unity
(Barbados), Beautiful land and sea
(Barbados), I think we all agree
(Barbados), No place we’d rather be
(Barbados), So sing along with me
(Barbados), Pride and Industry
(Barbados), Celebrating Fifty


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