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National Anthem

An open competition for the composition of the lyrics of the National Anthem for Mauritius was launched in 1968. The award went to the entry forwarded by the well-known Mauritian poet, Jean Georges Prosper, MBE.

Glory to thee, Motherland

O Motherland of mine.

Sweet is thy beauty,

Sweet is thy fragrance,

Around thee we gather

As one people,

As one nation,

In peace, justice and liberty.

Beloved Country,

May God bless thee

For ever and ever.

The lyrics were subsequently set to music by Philippe Gentil, MBE, violonist, trumpeter and saxophonist of the Police Band.

The National Anthem remains the property of the Government of the Republic of Mauritius.