Isle of Man National Anthem

by 17th May 2022


The Manx National Anthem, Arrane Ashoonagh Vannin, was written (in English) by William Henry Gill to an adapted Manx tune and dedicated to the Lieutenant Governor Lord Raglan's wife in 1907. It has eight verses but in most cases, only the first is sung:


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,
Makes us free as our sweet mountain air



The full Anthem in English and Manx:



Isle of Man National Anthem
English Manx

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
Makes us free as thy sweet mountain air


When Orry, the Dane
In Mannin did reign
'Twas said he had come from above
For wisdom from heav'n
To him had been giv'n
To rule us with justice and love


Our fathers have told
How Saints came of old
Proclaiming the Gospel of Peace
That sinful desires
Like false Baal fires
Must die ere our troubles can cease


Ye sons of the soil
In hardship and toil
That plough both the land and the sea
Take heart while you can
And think of the Man
Who toiled by the Lake Galilee


When fierce tempests smote
That frail little boat
They ceased at His gentle command
Despite all our fear
The Saviour is near
To safeguard our dear Fatherland


Let storm-winds rejoice
And lift up their voice
No danger our homes can befall
Our green hills and rocks
Encircle our flocks
And keep out the sea like a wall


Our Island thus blest
No foe can molest
Our grain and our fish shall increase
From battle and sword
Protecteth the Lord
And crowneth our nation with peace


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 Chliegeen ny s' bwaaie
Ry gheddyn er ooir aalin Yee ;
Ta dt' Ardstoyl Reill-Thie
Myr Baarool er ny hoie
Dy reayll shin ayns seyrsnys as shee.


Tra Gorree yn Dane
Haink er traie ec y Lhane
Son Ree Vannin v'eh er ny reih
'S va creenaght veih Heose
Er ny chur huggey neose
Dy reill harrin lesh cairys as graih


Ren nyn ayryn g'imraa
Va Nooghyn shenn traa
Yn sushtal dy Hee fockley magh
Shegin yeearree peccoil
Myr far aileyn Vaal
Ve er ny chur mow son dy bragh


Vec ooasle yn Theihll
Ayns creoighys tooilleil
Ta traaue ooir as farkey, Gow gree -
Ny jarrood yn fer mie
Ta coadey 'n lught-thie
Ren tooilleil liorish Logh Galilee


D'eiyr yn sterrm noon as noal
Yn baatey beg moal
Fo-harey hug Eh, geay as keayn
Trooid ooilley nyn ghaue
Ta'n Saualtagh ec laue
Dy choadey nyn Vannin veg veen


Lhig dorrinyn bra
Troggal seose nyn goraa
As brishey magh ayns ard arrane
Ta nyn groink aalin glass
Yn vooir cummal ass
As coadey lught-thie as shioltane


Nyn Ellan fo-hee
Cha boir noidyn ee
Dy bishee nyn eeastyn as grine
Mee'n Chiarn shin y reayll
Voish strieughyn yn theihll
As crooinnagh lesh shee'n ashoon ain


Lhig dooin boggoil bee
Lesh annym as cree
as croghey er gialdyn yn Chiarn
Dy vodmayds dagh oor
Treishteil er e phooar
Dagh olk ass nyn anmeenyn 'hayrn



Acknowledgement:  Liz Corlett



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Posted by Yabsta
17th May 2022 9:08 pm.
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