Kongesangen

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Kongesangen
English: Song of the King
Harald V Norge.jpg
Harald V

Royal anthem of  Norway
Lyrics Henrik Wergeland & Gustav Jensen
Adopted 1906

Kongesangen (Song of the King) is Norway's Royal anthem. The lyrics come in several versions. The first version (Gud signe kongen vor) was written by Henrik Wergeland, but the version used today and quoted below was written by Gustav Jensen for the coronation of King Haakon VII in 1906. It was inspired by the British Royal and National anthem, and set to the same tune as "God Save the Queen".

Lyrics[edit]

1

Gud sign vår konge god!
Sign ham med kraft og mod
sign hjem og slott!
Lys for ham ved din Ånd,
knytt med din sterke hånd
hellige troskapsbånd
om folk og drott!

2

Høyt sverger Norges mann
hver i sitt kall, sin stand,
troskap sin drott.
Trofast i liv og død,
tapper i krig og nød,
alltid vårt Norge lød
Gud og sin drott.

Translation[citation needed][edit]

1

God bless our gracious king!
Bless him with strength and courage,
bless home and castle!
Guide him with Your Spirit,
tie with Your strong Hand
holy bands of allegiance
around people and sovereign!

2

Loudly swear men of Norway
each in his calling, his station,
loyalty to the sovereign.
Loyal in life and death,
courageous in war and need,
always our Norway obeyed
God and its sovereign.