THE BANNER OF FREEDOM

 

 

Adopted in 1962

Words by SAUNI IIGA KURESA (1900-1978)

 

Samoa, tula'i ma sisi ia lau fu'a, lou pale lea;
Samoa, tula'i ma sisi ia lau fu'a, lou palelea;
Vaai i na fet
o loo ua agiagia ai;
Le faailoga lea o Iesu namaliu ai mo Samoa Oi!
Samoa e, uu mau lau pule ia faavavau.
'Aua e te fefe, o le Atua lo ta fa'a vae
O lota Sa'o lotoga,
Samoa, tula'i, ia agiagia lau
Fu'a lou pale lea.

 

 

TRANSLATION

 

Samoa, arise and raise your banner that is your crown!
Oh! see and behold the stars on the waving banner!
They are a sign that Samoa is able to lead.
Oh! Samoa, hold fast
Your freedom for ever!
Do not be afraid; as you are founded on God;
Our treasured precious liberty.
Samoa, arise and wave
Your banner that is your crown!