Dominican National Anthem Lyrics

“Himno Nacional” is the national anthem of Dominican Republic and the Dominican national anthem lyrics were written by Emilio Prud’Homme and the music to the Dominican national anthem was composed by José Rufino Reyes y Siancas.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Dominican Republic

“Himno Nacional” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Dominican Republic in the year of 1934.


Dominican National Anthem Lyrics in Spanish

1. Quisqueyanos valientes, alcemos
Nuestro canto con viva emoción,
Y del mundo a la faz ostentemos
Nuestro invicto, glorioso pendón.

¡Salve! el pueblo que, intrépido y fuerte.
A la guerra a morir se lanzó,
cuando en bélico reto de muerte
Sus cadenas de esclavo rompió.

2. Ningún pueblo ser libre merece
Si es esclavo, indolente y servil;
Si en su pecho la llama no crece
Que templó el heroísmo viril.

Mas Quisqueya la indómita y brava
Siempre altiva la frente alzará;
Que si fuere vil veces esclava
Otras tantas ser libre sabrá.

3. Que si dolo y ardid la expusieron
De un intruso señor al desdén,
¡Las Carreras! ¡Beler! Campos fueron
Que cubiertos de gloria se ven.

Que en la cima de heroíco baluarte,
De los libres el verbo encarnó,
Donde el genio de Sánchez y Duarte
A ser libre o morir enseñó.

4. Y si pudo inconsulto caudillo
De esas glorias el brillo empañar,
De la guerra se vió en Capotillo
La bandera de fuego ondear.

Y el incendio que atónito deja
De Castilla al soberbio león,
De las playas gloriosas le aleja
Donde flota el cruzado pendón.

5. Compatriotas, mostremos erguida
Nuestra frente, orgullosos de hoy más;
Que Quisqueya será destruida
Pero sierva de nuevo, jamás.

Que es santuario de amor cada pecho
De la patria se siente vivir;
Y es su escudo invencible, el derecho;
Y es su lema: ser libre o morir.

6. Libertad que aún se yergue serena
La victoria en su carro triunfal,
Y el clarín de la guerra aún resuena
Pregonando su gloria inmortal.

¡Libertad! Que los ecos se agiten
Mientras llenos de noble ansiedad
Nuestros campos de gloria repiten
¡Libertad! ¡Libertad! ¡Libertad!

Dominican National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

1. Valients of Quisqueya,
Let us sing with strong feeling
And let us show to the world
Our invincible, glorious banner.

Hail, O people who, strong and intrepid,
Launched into war and went to death!
Under a warlike menace of death,
You broke your chains of slavery.

2. No country deserves to be free
If it is an indolent and servile slave,
If the call does not grow loud within it,
Tempered by a virile heroism.

But the brave and indomitable Quisqueya
Will always hold its head high,
For if it were a thousand times enslaved,
It would a thousand times regain liberty.

3. If it will be exposed to ruse and deceit
Unto contempt of a real imposer,
On to Las Carreras! Beler! …it were places
Where the traces of glory are found.

Where on the top of the heroic bastion,
The word of the libarated became flesh,
Where the genius of Sánchez and Duarte
Taught to be free or to die.

4. And if an unattended leader the splendor
Of these glorious events could ignore,
One has seen in Capotillo in the war
The flag of fire wave.

And the fire that lets the proud lion
Of Castilla become stupefied,
Removes him from the glorious beaches
Where the crossed banner waves.

5. Compatriots, let us proudly
Show our face, from today prouder than ever;
Quisqueya may be destroyed
But a slave again, never!

It is a sanctuary of love that every character
Of the fatherland feels alive!
And it is his coat of arms, the right;
And it is his device: be free or die.

6. Liberty that still rises cool-bloodedly
The victory in her triumphal car.
And the clarion of war re-echoes
Proclaiming his immortal glory.

Liberty! That the echo’s touch
While they’re full of noble tension
Our fields of glory repeat
Liberty! Liberty! Liberty!
Dominican National Anthem Lyrics

When is Dominican National Anthem Played or Sung?

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

National anthem of Dominican Republic is also often carried out in global sporting events, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport events.


What is the importance of Dominican National Anthem in Dominican Republic?

The national anthem of Dominican Republic, like other national symbols of Dominican Republic, represents the custom, history, and beliefs of Dominican Republic and its citizens. For this reason, it helps evoke feelings of patriotism among the Dominican individuals and reminds them of their Dominican Republic’s magnificence, beauty, and rich heritage.

It also helps join the people of Dominican Republic by one single song or music. During the performance of the Dominican national anthem, citizens of Dominican Republic, regardless of their ethnic differences, rise up in unity and listen attentively or sing the song with great passion.

Sports males and females from Dominican Republic also feel an excellent minute of delight when they get a medal at an international sporting occasion while Dominican Republic’s national anthem is played in the background. It gives them a feeling of having made their nation proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Dominican Republic in schools learn to appreciate their country and develop a spirit of unity amongst themselves.