Trăiască Regele

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Trăiască Regele
English: Long Live The King
Kingdom of Romania - Big CoA.svg
Coat of arms of Romania (1923-1947)

National and Royal anthem of Flag of Romania.svg Romania
LyricsVasile Alecsandri, 1881
MusicEduard Hübsch, 1861
Adopted1884
Relinquished1948

"Trăiască Regele" (Long live the King), also known as the "Imnul Regal" (Royal Anthem),[1] was the national anthem of the Kingdom of Romania between 1884 and 1948. The music was composed in 1861 by Eduard Hübsch, an army captain who later became the chief of the music department of the Minister of War. The lyrics were written by the Romanian poet Vasile Alecsandri in 1881, when Romania became a Kingdom.

It is derived from Hübsch's Marș triumfal, the first anthem of Romania. With Trăiască Regele being adopted in 1884, both are essentially the same song.[2]

Lyrics[edit]

Romanian lyrics English translation

I
Trăiască Regele
În pace şi onor
De ţară iubitor
Şi-apărător de ţară.

Fie Domn glorios
Fie peste noi,
Fie-n veci norocos
În război.

O! Doamne Sfinte,
Ceresc părinte,
Susţine cu a Ta mână
Coroana Română!

II
Trăiască Patria
Cât soarele ceresc,
Rai vesel pământesc
Cu mare, falnic nume.

Fie-n veci el ferit
De nevoi,
Fie-n veci locuit
De eroi.

O! Doamne Sfinte,
Ceresc Părinte,
Întinde a Ta mână
Pe Ţara Română!

I
Long live the King,
In peace and honour
Loving his country,
And defending it.

May he be a glorious Lord,
May he reign over us,
May he forever be fortunate
In war!

O! Holy Lord,
Our Heavenly Father,
Hold with Your Hand,
The Romanian Crown!

II
Long live the Motherland,
As long as the Sun in the sky,
Merry earthly heaven,
With a great, towering name.

May it forever be spared
Of needs,
May it forever be inhabited
By heroes.

O! Holy Lord!
Our Heavenly Father,
Extend Thy Hand
Over the Romanian Land!

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Povestea Imnului Regal: interzis de comuniști, a ajuns să fie cântat în închisoare" (in Romanian). 24 April 2018.
  2. ^ Chelaru, Carmen (2018). "Romanian national anthems, historical, stylistic and aesthetic considerations". Artes. Journal of Musicology. 18 (1): 207–229. doi:10.2478/ajm-2018-0013. ISSN 2558-8532.

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