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Royal anthem of  Norway
Lyrics Henrik Wergeland & Gustav Jensen
Music God Save the Queen
Adopted 1906

Kongesangen ("King's Song") is Norway's royal anthem.[1] 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 Haakon VII and Maud of Wales in 1906. It was inspired by the British royal and national anthem, and set to the tune of "God Save the Queen".[2]



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!


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.

Free translation[edit]


God bless our good king!
Bless him with strength and courage
bless home and castle!
Guide him with your Spirit,
forge with your strong Hand
holy bonds of allegiance
around people and king!


Loudly pledge men of Norway
each in his calling, his station,
loyalty to his king.
Loyal in life and death,
courageous in war and distress,
always our Norway obeyed
God and its king.


  1. ^ Doug Lennox, Now You Know Royalty (Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2009), p. 56
  2. ^ "Kongesangen". Store norske leksikon (2005 - 2007. Retrieved 28 August 2015.