Serbia national anthem song

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Who wrote the Serbian national anthem (lyrics and music)?

When was the national anthem of Serbia officially adopted?

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The National anthem of Serbia is “Boze pravde” which means in English “God of Justice”.
Serbia’s anthem lyrics were written by Jovan DORDEVIC and the music was written by Davorin JENKO.
Adopted 1904; The Song Was Originally Written As Part Of A Play In 1872 And Has Been Used As An Anthem By The Serbian People Throughout The 20Th And 21St Centuries.
National anthem of Serbia free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Serbia’s National anthem – See link (file source: cia world factbook).
Listen to Serbia national anthem on Youtube
Serbian anthem lyrics (English translation)
Traditional English Translation By Elizabeth Cristitch
God of Justice; Thou who saved us
when in deepest bondage cast,
Hear Thy Serbian children’s voices,
Be our help as in the past.
With Thy mighty hand sustain us,
Still our rugged pathway trace;
God, our hope; protect and cherish,(*)
Serbian lands and Serbian race!(*)
Bind in closest links our kindred
Teach the love that will not fail,
May the loathed fiend of discord
Never in our ranks prevail.
Let the golden fruits of union
Our young tree of freedom grace;
God, our Master! Guide and prosper,(*)
Serbian lands and Serbian race!(*)
Lord! Avert from us Thy vengeance,
Thunder of Thy dreaded ire;
Bless each Serbian town and hamlet,
Mountain, meadow, heart and spire!
When our host goes forth to battle
Death or victory to embrace-
God of armies! Be our leader,(*)
Strengthen then the Serbian race!(*)
On our sepulchre of ages
Breaks the resurrection morn,
From the slough of direst slavery
Serbia anew is born.
Through five hundred years of durance
We have knelt before Thy face,
All our kin, O God! Deliver,(*)
Thus entreats the Serbian race!(*)
The anthem officially has eight stanzas, but only the first two are usually sung.
(*) Chorus sung twice.
You can find more information about Serbian anthem on Wikipedia – See link.
Sheet Music: View the Serbian national anthem sheet music – See link.


Serbian national symbol: double-headed eagle.

Serbia flag

Conventional short form country name: Serbia.
Conventional long form country name: Republic of Serbia.
Local short form country name: Srbija.
Local long form country name: Republika Srbija.
Former name of Serbia: People’s Republic of Serbia, Socialist Republic of Serbia.
Serbia Government Type: republic.
Republic is a representative democracy in which the people’s elected deputies (representatives), not the people themselves, vote on legislation.ֲ