Benin National Anthem and Lyrics – World Countries Atlas

Jadis � son appel, nos a�eux sans faiblesse Ont su avec courage, ardeur, pleins d’all�gresse Livrer au prix du sang des combats �clatants. Accourez vous aussi, b�tisseurs du pr�sent, Plus forts dans l’unit�, chaqu’jour � la t�che, Pour la post�rit�, construisez sans rel�che. CHORUS Enfants du B�nin, debout! La libert� d’un cri sonore Chante aux premiers feux de l’aurore; Enfants du B�nin, debout! Quand partout souffle un vent de col�re et de haine. B�ninois, sois fier, et d’une �me sereine, Confiant dans l’avenir, regarde ton drapeau! Dans le vert tu liras l’espor du renouveau, De tes a�eux le rouge �voque le courage; Des plus riches tr�sors le jaune est le pr�sage. CHORUS Tes monts ensoleill�s, tes palmiers, ta verdure, Cher B�nin, partout font ta vive parure. Ton sol offre � chacun la richesse des fruits. B�nin, d�sormais que tes fils tous unis D’un fraternel �lan partagent l’esp�rance De te voir � jamais heureux dans l’abondance.


Formerly, at her call, our ancestors Knew how to engage in mighty battles With strength, courage, ardour, and full of joy, but at the price of blood. Builders of present, you too, join forces Each day for the task stronger in unity. Build without ceasing for posterity. CHORUS Children of Benin, arise! The resounding cry of freedom Is heard at the first light of dawn, Children of Benin, arise! When all around there blows a wind of anger and hate: Citizen of Benin be proud, and in a calm spirit Trusting in the future, behold your flag! In the green you read hope of spring; The red signifies the courage of your ancestors; The yellow foretells the greatest treasures. CHORUS Beloved Benin, your sunny mountains, palm trees, and green pastures Show everywhere your brightness; Your soil offers everyone the richest fruits. Benin, from henceforth your sons are united With one brotherly spirit sharing the hope of seeing you Enjoy abundance and happiness forever.


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