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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Iceland.
Who wrote the Icelandic national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Iceland officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of Iceland is "Lofsongur" which means in English "Song of Praise".
Iceland's anthem lyrics were written by Matthias JOCHUMSSON and the music was written by Sveinbjorn SVEINBJORNSSON.
Adopted 1944; The Anthem, Also Known As "O, Gud Vors Lands" (O, God Of Our Land), Was Originally Written And Performed In 1874.
National anthem of Iceland free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Iceland's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
Listen to Iceland national anthem on Youtube
Icelandic anthem lyrics (English translation)
Oh, God of our country! Oh, our country's God!
We worship Thy name in its wonder sublime.
The suns of the heavens are set in Thy crown
By Thy legions, the ages of time!
With Thee is each day as a thousand years,
Each thousand of years, but a day,
Eternity's flow'r, with its homage of tears,
That reverently passes away.
Iceland's thousand years,
Iceland's thousand years!
Eternity's flow'r, with its homage of tears,
That reverently passes away.
Our God, our God, we bow to Thee,
Our spirits most fervent we place in Thy care.
Lord, God of our fathers from age unto age,
We are breathing our holiest prayer.
We pray and we thank Thee a thousand years,
For safely protected we stand;
We pray and we bring Thee our homage of tears,
Our destiny rest in Thy hand.
Iceland's thousand years,
Iceland's thousand years!
The hoarfrost of morning which tounted those years,
Thy sun rising high, shall command!
Our country's God! Our God's country!
Our life is a feeble and quivering reed;
We perish, deprived of Thy spirit and light
To redeem and uphold in our need.
Inspire us at morn with Thy courage and love,
And lead through the days of our strife!
At evening send peace from Thy heaven above,
And safeguard our nation through life.
Iceland's thousand years,
Iceland's thousand years!
O, prosper our people, diminish our tears
And guide, in Thy wisdom, through life!
You can find more information about Icelandic anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Icelandic national anthem sheet music - See link.


Icelandic national symbol: gyrfalcon.

Iceland flag

Conventional short form country name: Iceland.
Conventional long form country name: Republic of Iceland.
Local short form country name: Island.
Local long form country name: Lydveldid Island.
Iceland Government Type: constitutional republic.
Constitutional is a government by or operating under an authoritative document (constitution) that sets forth the system of fundamental laws and principles that determines the nature, functions, and limits of that government. 
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