Bevare Gud vår kung

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Bevare gud vår kung)
Jump to: navigation, search

"Bevare Gud vår Kung", literally God Save our King, is a song with lyrics written by Abraham Niclas Edelcrantz as a song of honour to the King of Sweden. It was written in 1805 to Gustaf IV Adolf. It is set to the music of the British God Save the King. It was considered the official Royal Anthem until Kungssången was written in the mid-19th century.

Swedish lyrics[edit]


1.
Bevare Gud vår kung!
Gör säll vår ädle kung!
Leve vår kung!
Bekrönt av ärans hand,
alltid med hjärtats brand
förent med folk och land.
Leve vår kung!

2.
Nu varje troget bröst
med hjärta och med röst
hans välgång sjung!
Må tvedräkt flykten ta!
Han allas kärlek ha!
Sjung, svenska Folk, hurra!
Leve vår kung!

Translation (unofficial)[edit]

1.
God save our king!
Make joyous our noble king!
Long live our king!
Crowned by glory's hand,
always with fire in heart
united with people and land.
Long Live our King!

2.
Now every faithful bosom
with heart and with voice
sing to his welfare!
May discord take to flight!
[May] he everyone's love have!
Sing, Swedish people, hurrah!
Long live our king!

See also[edit]