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Maltese National Anthem - A prayer to God

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HD Version of "L-Innu Malti" - The Maltese National Anthem - music by Robert Samut, lyrics by Malta's National Poet, Fr Karm Psaila. This video is in high definition and includes the lyrics of the …More
HD Version of "L-Innu Malti" - The Maltese National Anthem - music by Robert Samut, lyrics by Malta's National Poet, Fr Karm Psaila. This video is in high definition and includes the lyrics of the Hymn in both Maltese and singable English, arranged by René Micallef.

We are including two version of the Anthem: An instrumental version and a vocal one sung by Malta's famous singer, Enzo Gusman.
Photos shown are all taken by my wife, Choy Hong (Jasmine) Grech.

We dedicate this Hymn to all the Maltese especially to those living abroad.

From the mid 19th century up to the early 1930s, Malta was passing through a national awakening. With the increased national awareness, it was felt by many thinkers that Malta should have its own National Anthem.

In 1850 Ġan Anton Vassallo composed Innu Lil Malta, which used to be played during many Maltese political manifestations and meetings. In 1922, Professor Mro. Robert Samut composed a short melody. A year later, Dr A.V. Laferla, Director of Primary Schools in Malta, obtained possession of this composition, as he wanted to have an anthem which could be sung by students in Malta's schools.

Laferla asked Dun Karm to write lyrics that would fit with Samut's short and dignified melody. The poems of Dun Karm Psaila are well known for their religious and patriotic currents, and so are the verses written for Samut's anthem. The hymn was already being sung in December 1922, mostly in governmental schools. The first time it was heard in public was on 27 December 1922 and again on 6 January 1923, during two concerts at the Manoel Theatre.

The Anthem is played every day on the media, and also during all the official duties of the President of Malta, of the Prime Minister of Malta, and those of other important governmental personalities. It is played daily in schools, and during all important National activities.

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