National Anthem of El Salvador

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Himno Nacional de El Salvador
English: National Anthem of El Salvador
Coats of arms of El Salvador.svg

National anthem of  El Salvador
Lyrics Juan José Cañas, 1856
Music Juan Aberle, 1879
Adopted 1879
Music sample

"Himno Nacional de El Salvador" (National Anthem of El Salvador) is the national anthem of El Salvador.

Development[edit]

The lyrics were written by General Juan José Cañas in 1856, with music composed by the Italian Juan Aberle in 1879. The anthem was adopted on September 15, 1879, and officially approved by the regime on December 11, 1953.

Lyrics[edit]

Spanish lyrics English translation
CORO
Saludemos la patria orgullosos
De hijos suyos podernos llamar
Y juremos la vida animosos,
Sin descanso a su bien consagrar. (2x, last word 3x)

PRIMERA ESTROFA

De la paz en la dicha suprema,
Siempre noble soñó El Salvador;
Fue obtenerla su eterno problema,
Conservarla es su gloria mayor.
Y con fe inquebrantable el camino
Del progreso se afana en seguir
Por llenar su grandioso destino,
Conquistarse un feliz porvenir.
Le protege una férrea barrera
Contra el choque de ruin deslealtad,
Desde el día que en su alta bandera
Con su sangre escribió: ¡LIBERTAD!
Escribió: ¡LIBERTAD! (3x)

CORO (Repita)

SEGUNDA ESTROFA

Libertad es su dogma, es su guía
Que mil veces logró defender;
Y otras tantas, de audaz tiranía
Rechazar el odioso poder.
Dolorosa y sangrienta es su historia,
Pero excelsa y brillante a la vez;
Manantial de legítima gloria,
Gran lección de espartana altivez.
No desmaya en su innata bravura,
En cada hombre hay un héroe inmortal
Que sabrá mantenerse a la altura
De su antiguo valor proverbial.

CORO (Repita)

TERCERA ESTROFA

Todos son abnegados, y fieles
Al prestigio del bélico ardor
Con que siempre segaron laureles
De la patria salvando el honor.
Respetar los derechos extraños
Y apoyarse en la recta razón
Es para ella, sin torpes amaños
Su invariable, más firme ambición.
Y en seguir esta línea se aferra
Dedicando su esfuerzo tenaz,
En hacer cruda guerra a la guerra:
Su ventura se encuentra en la paz.
CHORUS
Let us salute, the Motherland,
proud to be called its children,
And let us spiritedly swear our lives
to consecrate its good without rest! (2x,)

FIRST VERSE

Of peace and in supreme happiness
El Salvador always nobly dreamed of.
To achieve this has been Her eternal proposition,
To keep it, Her greatest glory.
And with unwavering faith, the path of progress
She strives to follow, to follow
To fulfil Her greatest destiny
And conquer a happy future.
A stern barrier protects Her
Against the clash of vile disloyalty,
Ever since the day when Her soaring Flag,
Wrote "Freedom" with Its blood.
Wrote Freedom.(3x)

CHORUS (Repeat)

SECOND VERSE

Freedom is Her dogma and Her guide;
A thousand times She has managed to defended it,
And as many times She repelled
The hateful power of atrocious tyranny.
Her history is bloody and sad,
Yet at the same time sublime and brilliant,
A source of legitimate glory
And a great lesson in spartan pride.
Her innate bravery does not waver:
In every man there is an immortal hero
Who wil know how to keep himself up to
the proverbial valour of old.

CHORUS (Repeat)

THIRD VERSE

All are devoted and faithful
To the tradition of warlike bravery
With which they have always reaped fame
By saving the Motherland's honour.
To respect the rights of others
And base Her actions on right and justice
Is for Her, without infamous trickery,
The constant and most firm ambition.
And in following this line She persists,
Dedicating her tenacious efforts
In waging hard war to war;
Her fortune is found in peace.

CHORUS (Repeat) [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Although there are three verses, only the chorus and first verse are commonly sung.

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