College Anthem Chung Chi College

 

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南天海嵎,四方人士,同兴此学府。
崇奉基督,励志笃行,修业勤是务。
漫漫长夜,屹立明灯,使命莫辜负。
学成致用,挽救狂澜,灵光照寰宇。

 

神州学术,源远流长,数典不忘祖。
自由民主,嘉谊友邦,协力相互助。
中西结晶,增益文明,圣教宏其绪。
济济菁英,天降大任,至善勉同赴。

The melody of the College Anthem comes from "Annie Lisle", a popular 1857 ballad by H. S. Thompson, a Boston songwriter in the U.S.A. It was adopted by Cornell University as the University Anthem in 1870. Thompson's tune was then adopted as their alma maters by countless high schools, colleges, and universities worldwide, including quite a few Christian universities in mainland China, such as Yenching University, University of Nanking, Lingnan University.

The lyrics of the College Anthem are written in 1952 by Zia Nai-zing 谢扶雅 (1892-1991), a former lecturer (1952-1957) of the College. They highlight the endless pursuit of perfection in humanity, in accord with the College motto “In Pursuit of Excellence”. There are strong implications in Christianity, with integration of Chinese and Western Cultures.