Isle of Man National Anthem
The Isle of Man National Anthem
, known in Manx
as Aran Ashoonagh dy Vannin
, was written and composed by William Henry Gill (1839-1923), with the Manx translation by John J. Kneen (1873-1939) There are eight verses in all, but the first and last verses are those usually sung. The anthem was given official status by the Isle of Man
, with God Save the Queen
, being designated the royal anthem.
- O land of our birth,
- O gem of God's earth,
- O Island so strong and so fair;
- Built firm as Barrule,
- Thy Throne of Home Rule
- Make us free as thy sweet mountain air.
- Then let us rejoice
- With heart, soul and voice,
- And in The Lord's promise confide;
- That each single hour
- We trust in His power,
- No evil our souls can betide.
- O Halloo nyn ghooie,
- O' Ch'liegeen ny s'bwaaie
- Ry gheddyn er ooir aalin Yee,
- Ta dt' Ardstoyl Reill Thie
- Myr Barrool er py hoie
- Dy reayl shin ayns seyrsnys as shee.
- Lhig dooin boggoil bee,
- Lesh annym as cree,
- As croghey er gialdyn yn Chiarn;
- Dy vodmayd dagh oor,
- Treish teil er e phooar,
- Dagh olk ass nyn anmeenyn 'hayrn.