List of national anthems

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A national anthem is a generally patriotic musical composition that is evoking and eulogizing the history, traditions and struggles of its people, recognized either by a nation's government as the official national song, or by convention through use by the people.

Lyrics[edit]

  • Its hills and valleys gently fall,
    its name is ancient Denmark,
    And it is Freya's hall.
  • Our hope is not yet lost,
    The hope two thousand years old.
    • Original Hebrew:
      ,עוֹד לֹא אָבְדָה תִּקְוָתֵנוּ‬
      ‬ הַתִּקְוָה בַּת שְׁנוֹת אַלְפַּיִם‬‬
    • Hatikvah (Israel, lyric by Naftali Herz Imber)
  • May your reign
    Continue for a thousand, eight thousand generations.
    • Original Japanese:
      君が代は
      千代に八千代に.
    • Kimigayo (Japan, unknown authorship)
  • Oh Fatherland, one feels the voice
    Of your distinguished forefathers,
    That shall lead you to victory!
  • Let our voices soar as one
    Onward Singapore
    Onward Singapore
  • Sounds the call to come together,
    And united we shall stand,
    Let us live and strive for freedom
    In South Africa our land!
  • You ancient, you free, you mountainous north.
  • Long to reign over us:
    God save the Queen.

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