Girt means surround. So.. "Surrounded by sea"
I hate our anthem.
i hate u
girt by sea means surrounded by sea
scilla a stupid *****
Maybe the "H" was left of the word G I R T H !!
Surrounded as in we are an island.
As for our anthem it is ours and you can not go changing it just because it is old. It has history :)
i second Robyn1972.
Blowed if I know. I'm still trying to work out how we all got Ostriches.
(Its actually a contraction of "girdled" an old word for surrounded.)
But I'd sooner have "I am Australian " as the anthem. Much more apropriate in my book.
"Our land's in the middle of the sea"
I just googled it.