upper volta national anthem

1. Proud Volta of my forefathers,
Thy glorious burning sun
Clothes thee in golden light,
O Queen draped in loyalty.

CHORUS:
We will make thee stronger and more beautiful,
We will stay faithful of thy love,
And our hearts, beating with pride,
Will acclaim thy beauty.

2. Raise thine eyes towards the future
Vibrating with tumultuous voices
Of thy proud children, standing ready,
The promise of a happy future.

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3. The toil on thy burning soil
Will never cease to brace the fervent hearts,
And the virtues of thy children
Will circle it with a triumphal crown.

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4. May God protect thee in His goodness;
For the happiness of thy beloved land,
May brotherly love be the key
And honour, unity and liberty.

Chorus

French lyrics
1. Fière Volta de mes Aïeux,
Ton soleil ardent et glorieux
Te revêt d’or et de clarté,
O, Reine drapée de loyauté.

CHORUS:
Nous te ferons plus forte et plus belle,
A ton amour, nous resterons fidèles,
Et nos cœurs, vibrants de fierté,
Acclameront ta beauté.

2. Vers l’horizon lève les yeux,
Frémis aux accents tumultueux
De tes fiers enfants tous dressés,
Promesse d’avenirs caressés.

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3. Le travail de ton sol brûlant
Sans fin trempera les cœurs ardents,
Et les vertus de tes enfants
Le ceindront d’un diadème triomphant.

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4. Que Dieu te garde en sa bonté,
Que du bonheur de ton sol aimé,
L’Amour des frères soit la clé,
Honneur, Unité et Liberté.

Chorus

 

English translation
1. Proud Volta of my forefathers,
Thy glorious burning sun
Clothes thee in golden light,
O Queen draped in loyalty.

CHORUS:
We will make thee stronger and more beautiful,
We will stay faithful of thy love,
And our hearts, beating with pride,
Will acclaim thy beauty.

2. Raise thine eyes towards the future
Vibrating with tumultuous voices
Of thy proud children, standing ready,
The promise of a happy future.

Chorus

3. The toil on thy burning soil
Will never cease to brace the fervent hearts,
And the virtues of thy children
Will circle it with a triumphal crown.

Chorus

4. May God protect thee in His goodness;
For the happiness of thy beloved land,
May brotherly love be the key
And honour, unity and liberty.

Chorus

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