Opo kondreman oen opo
Sranan gron e kari oen.
Wans ope tata komopo,
Wi moes seti kondre boen.
Stre de f'stre wi no sa frede
Gado de wi fesiman.
Heri libi te na dede,
Wi sa feti gi Sranan.



Rise country men, rise
The soil of Suriname is calling you.
Where ever our ancestors came from
We should take care of our country.
We are not afraid to fight
God is our leader
Our whole life until our death,
We will fight for Suriname.


Adopted in 1954

Words by HENRY DE ZIEL (1916-1975)