The University Song

“There is a Light”

By Noel Dexter

VERSE ONE:

From Caribbean islands, Guyana and Belize
was born our University of the West Indies.
proud symbol of our oneness, our strength in unity;
with vision clear you came along to shape our destiny,
to follow after knowledge, the truth to seek and find,
to teach us love and justice, to liberate the mind.
today we see you rising, A light out of the West,
that guides the feet of all who seek ,the noblest and the best.

Chorus:

There is a light that is rising from out of the West,
and proud bearers of that light are we,
So we follow those whose work has
brought glory to your name,
making a better world for you and for me.

VERSE TWO:

Now from your noble portals your sons and daughters go,
to face a world of challenges, to conquer every foe.
we’ll work and play together and as time marches on,
we’ll ne’er forget the lesson that “De whole a wi a one”
U.W.I., we praise you, we lift our voice in song.
we let our big drums roll loud, and steel pans ping, ping, pong.
for you have shaped our lives so that we can truly say,
to you we owe our gratitude, a debt we can’t repay.

Chorus:

There is a light that is rising from out of the West,
and proud bearers of that light are we,
so we follow those whose work has
brought glory to your name,
making a better world for you and for me.

Final Verse:

This is our University of the West Indies.

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