Welcome to Who's Who Herald-news Q&A, where you can ask questions and receive answers. Get a FREE answer to any question.

Categories

0 votes

Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of European Union.
Who wrote the national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of European Union officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
asked in Countries And Government by (17.5k points)

1 Answer

0 votes

The National anthem of European Union is "Ode to Joy"".
Adopted 1972, Not In Use Until 1986; According To The European Union, The Song Is Meant To Represent All Of Europe Rather Than Just The Organization; The Song Also Serves As The Anthem For The Council Of Europe.
 
 
Listen to European Union national anthem on Youtube
 
anthem lyrics (English translation)
Unofficial "Ode To Joy" Lyrics Translation
Joy, bright spark of divinity,
Daughter of Elysium,
Fire-inspired we tread
Thy sanctuary.
Thy magic power re-unites
All that custom has divided,
All men become brothers
Under the sway of thy gentle wings.
 
Whoever has created
An abiding friendship,
Or has won a true and loving wife,
Join in our song of praise,
Yes, all who can call at least one soul
Theirs upon this earth;
But any who cannot must creep tearfully
Away from our circle.
 
All creatures drink of joy
At nature's breast.
Just and unjust
Alike taste of her gift;
She gave us kisses and the fruit of the vine,
A tried friend to the end.
Even the worm can feel contentment,
And the cherub stands before God!
 
Gladly,
As His heavenly bodies fly
On their courses through the heavens,
Thus, brothers, you should run your race,
As a hero going to conquest.
 
You millions, I embrace you.
This kiss is for all the world!
Brothers, above the starry canopy
There must dwell a loving Father.
Do you fall in worship, you millions?
World, do you know your creator?
Seek him in the heavens;
Above the stars must He dwell.
 
You can find more information about anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the national anthem sheet music - See link.

 

European Union

European Union flag

 
 
answered by (19.3k points)
...