Canadian National Anthem Lyrics

“O Canada” is the national anthem of Canada and the Canadian national anthem lyrics were written by Adolphe-Basile Routhier French and Robert Stanley Weir English and the music to the Canadian national anthem was composed by Calixa Lavallée.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Canada

“O Canada” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Canada in the year of 1980.


Canadian National Anthem Lyrics in English

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all of us command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

Canadian National Anthen Lyrics in French


Ô Canada! Terre de nos aïeux,
Ton front est ceint de fleurons glorieux!
Car ton bras sait porter l’épée,
Il sait porter la croix!
Ton histoire est une épopée
Des plus brillants exploits.
Et ta valeur, de foi trempée,
Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.
Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.

Canadian National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

O Canada! Land of our ancestors
Glorious deeds circle your brow
For your arm knows how to wield the sword
Your arm knows how to carry the cross;
Your history is an epic
Of brilliant deeds
And your valour steeped in faith
Will protect our homes and our rights,
Will protect our homes and our rights.
Canadian National Anthem Lyrics

When is Canadian National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Canada is usually played or sang throughout national holidays, specifically on the independence day events in Canada. It is also performed during cultural and other festivals in Canada, typically marking off the beginning or the end of such celebrations.

National anthem of Canada is also typically carried out in worldwide sporting events, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport occasions.


What is the importance of Canadian National Anthem in Canada?

The national anthem of Canada, like other nationwide symbols of Canada, represents the custom, past history, and beliefs of Canada and its people. It helps stimulate feelings of patriotism among the Canadian individuals and reminds them of their Canada’s magnificence, appeal, and abundant heritage.

It also helps join the citizens of Canada by one single record or music. Throughout the performance of the Canadian national anthem, people of Canada, in spite of their ethnic distinctions, rise in unity and listen attentively or sing the song with excellent excitement.

Sports men and women from Canada also feel a terrific minute of honor when they get a medal at an international sporting event while Canada’s national anthem is played in the background. It gives them a feeling of having actually made their nation proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Canada in schools learn to respect their nation and establish a feeling of unity among themselves.