Singapura

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Here’s a patriotic hymn written by the late Rev Timothy Tow. Singapore just celebrated its National Day on 9 Aug 2010 and tomorrow will be the opening ceremony for the inaugural Youth Olympic Games.

Special thanks to Jason who introduced me to this hymn.

The music is not original though. See if you can recognize the melody.

Lyrics: Rev Timothy Tow
Music: Samuel A. Ward

O Fairest Isle Of Southern Seas
Thy waters are so blue
Waft by a balmy ocean breeze
Thy land is decked with dew
Singapura! Singapura!
Thou favoured isle of ease
God bless thee yet with thine increase
And peace from year to year

Our fathers came to this green shore
From many climes and lands
They found a richer life in store
Beneath just ruling hands
Singapura! Singapura!
Thou haven of the free
God bless thee yet with thine increase
And peace from year to year

On thee we’ve built a new city
First great port of the world
Let Right prevail and equity
Not by might nor by power
Singapura! Singapura!
So may thy sons serve thee
God bless thee yet with thine increase
And peace from year to year

Today we sail as one nation
Our flag is flying high
May our Captain by wise action
Steer us with Compass nigh
Singapura! Singapura!
Lightship of liberty
Sail on unto prosperity
And peace a thousand years

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One Response to “Singapura”

  1. Christine says:

    Being an American, this tune might sound too special to share, but, after singing the hymn text, I am moved by the profound words and wishes.
    May it become the Christians’ prayer to the Lord in Singapore.

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