Bolivian National Anthem Lyrics

“Himno Nacional de Bolivia” is the national anthem of Bolivia and the Bolivian national anthem lyrics were written by José Ignacio de Sanjinés and the music to the Bolivian national anthem was composed by Leopoldo Benedetto Vincenti.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Bolivia

“Himno Nacional de Bolivia” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Bolivia in the year of 1852.


Bolivian National Anthem Lyrics in Spanish

1. Bolivianos: el hado propicio
coronó nuestros votos y anhelos.
Es ya libre, ya libre este suelo,
ya cesó su servil condición.
Al estruendo marcial que ayer fuera
y al clamor de la guerra horroroso,
siguen hoy, en contraste armonioso,
dulces himnos de paz y de unión.
Siguen hoy, en contraste armonioso,
dulces himnos de paz y de unión.

Chorus:
De la Patria, el alto nombre,
en glorioso esplendor conservemos.
Y en sus aras de nuevo juremos:
¡Morir antes que esclavos vivir!
¡Morir antes que esclavos vivir!
¡Morir antes que esclavos vivir!

2. Loor eterno a los bravos guerreros,
cuyo heroico valor y firmeza,
conquistaron las glorias que empieza
hoy Bolivia feliz a gozar.
Que sus nombres, en mármol y en bronce,
a remotas edades transmitan,
y en sonoros cantares repitan:
¡Libertad, Libertad, Libertad!
Y en sonoros cantares repitan:
¡Libertad, Libertad, Libertad!

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3. Aquí alzó la justicia su trono
que la vil opresión desconoce,
y en su timbre glorioso legose
libertad, libertad, libertad.
Esta tierra inocente y hermosa
que ha debido a Bolívar su nombre
es la patria feliz donde el hombre
goza el bien de la dicha y la paz.
Es la patria feliz donde el hombre
goza el bien de la dicha y la paz.

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4. Si extranjero poder alqún día
sojuzgar a Bolivia intentare,
al destino fatal se prepare
que amenaza a soberbio invasor.
Que los hijos del grande Bolívar
hayan mil y mil veces jurado:
morir antes que ver humillado
de la Patria el augusto pendón.
Morir antes que ver humillado
de la Patria el augusto pendón.

Chorus

Bolivian National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

1. Bolivians, a most favorable destiny
has at long last crowned our vows and longings;
This land is free, free at last.
Its servile state has now finally ceased.
The martial turmoil of yesterday,
and the horrible clamor of war,
are followed today, in harmonious contrast,
by sweet hymns of peace and unity.
Are followed today, in harmonious contrast,
by sweet hymns of peace and unity.

Chorus:
Let us keep the lofty name of our country
in glorious splendor.
And, on its altars, once more we must swear:
to die before we would live as slaves.
To die before we would live as slaves.
To die before we would live as slaves.

2. Eternal praise to the brave warriors
whose heroic valor and firmness
conquered the freedom and glories that now
a happy Bolivia justly begins to enjoy!
Let their names, preserved forever in marble and bronze,
transmit their glory to remote future ages.
And in resounding song let them repeat their simple call:
Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!
And in resounding song let them repeat their simple call:
Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!

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3. Here has Justice erected its Throne
which vile oppression ignores
and, on its glorious stamp let us rejoice
Freedom, freedom, freedom
This innocent and beautiful land,
which owes its name to Bolívar,
is the happy homeland where mankind
enjoys the benefits of good fortune and peace.
Is the happy homeland where mankind
enjoys the benefits of good fortune and peace.

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4. If a foreigner may, any given day
even attempt to subjugate Bolivia,
let him prepare for a fatal destiny,
which menaces such brave aggressor.
For the sons of the mighty Bolívar
have sworn, thousands upon thousands of times,
to die rather than see the country’s
majestic banner humiliated.
To die rather than see the country’s
majestic banner humiliated.

Chorus
Bolivian National Anthem Lyrics

When is Bolivian National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Bolivia is normally played or performed throughout national holidays, especially on the independence day events in Bolivia. It is also carried out throughout cultural and other celebrations in Bolivia, normally marking off the beginning or the end of such celebrations.

National anthem of Bolivia is also typically performed in worldwide sporting occasions, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport occasions.


What is the importance of Bolivian National Anthem in Bolivia?

The national anthem of Bolivia, like other national signs of Bolivia, embodies the tradition, past history, and faiths of Bolivia and its folks. Thus, it assists evoke feelings of patriotism among the Bolivian individuals and advises them of their Bolivia’s glory, beauty, and rich heritage.

It also helps unite the citizens of Bolivia by one single track or music. Throughout the performance of the Bolivian national anthem, people of Bolivia, in spite of their ethnic differences, rise in unity and listen attentively or sing the song with great enthusiasm.

Sports men and women from Bolivia also feel a terrific minute of delight when they get a medal at a worldwide sporting occasion while Bolivia’s national anthem is played in the background. It gives them a feeling of having made their country proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Bolivia in schools are taught to appreciate their nation and establish a sense of unity amongst themselves.