Benin National Anthem Lyrics

The Benin national anthem, “L’Aube Nouvelle” (The Dawn of a New Day), celebrates the unity and pride of the Beninese nation. Below are the original lyrics in French and their English translation.

Additional Information

  • Anthem Name: L’Aube Nouvelle (The Dawn of a New Day)
  • Written Date: 1960
  • Lyricist: Gilbert Jean Dagnon
  • Composer: Gilbert Jean Dagnon
  • Official Adoption Date: 1960

Original Lyrics in French

Jadis à son appel, nos aïeux sans faiblesse
Ont su avec courage, ardeur, pleins d’allégresse
Livrer au prix du sang des combats éclatants.
Accourez-vous aussi, bâtisseurs du présent,
Plus forts dans l’unité, chaque jour à la tâche,
Pour la prospérité, construisez sans relâche.
Enfants du Bénin debout !
La liberté d’un cri sonore
Chantez ! Chantez ! Que le cœur,
Vaillant, guide nos pas
Vers le clarté des hauts sommets,
De la fraternité.

English Translation of the Lyrics

Here is the Benin national anthem English version. “L’Aube Nouvelle” reflects the pride and unity of Benin. Below is the English translation of the lyrics.

When the dawn of a new day breaks,
Our ancestors showed bravery, without weakness,
With great courage and joy,
They fought shining battles at the cost of their blood.
Builders of the present, arise,
Stronger in unity, each day at work,
For prosperity, build tirelessly.
Children of Benin, stand up!
The freedom in a resounding cry
Sing! Sing! That the valiant heart,
Guide our steps
Towards the light of high summits,
Of fraternity.

Supporting Links

For a more detailed and original content about the Benin national anthem, please visit:
The Significance and Relevance of the Benin National Anthem
Benin National Anthem History – Wikipedia
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