“Rich and on Demand” – the country of Barbados. The book was written by Irwin Birdie (1926-) and C. Van Roland Edwards (1912-1985). From 1958 to 1962, as a member of the West Indies Federation, the national anthem of Barbados will be created out of love for freedom (currently it is the national anthem of Trinidad and Tobago), but now the state is created thanks to the progress of independence of Barbados. The song was later acquired when Barbados became independent in 1966.
When this fair land was young
Our brave forefathers sowed the seed
From which our pride was sprung
A pride that makes no wanton boast
Of what it has withstood
That binds our hearts from coast to coast
The pride of nationhood
We loyal sons and daughters all
Do hereby make it known
These fields and hills beyond recall
Are now our very own
We write our names on history’s page
With expectations great
Strict guardians of our heritage
Firm craftsmen of our fate
The Lord has been the people’s guide
For the past three hundred years.
With Him still on the people’s side
We have no doubts or fears.
Upward and onward we shall go,
Inspired, exulting, free,
And greater will our nation grow
In strength and unity.