Ecuadorian National Anthem Lyrics

“Salve is the national anthem of Ecuador and the Ecuadorian national anthem lyrics were written by Juan León Mera and the music to the Ecuadorian national anthem was composed by Antonio Neumane.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Ecuador

“Salve was officially adopted as the national anthem of Ecuador in the year of 1948.


Ecuadorian National Anthem Lyrics in Spanish

Chorus:
¡Salve, Oh Patria, mil veces! ¡Oh Patria,
gloria a ti! Ya tu pecho rebosa
gozo y paz, y tu frente radiosa
más que el sol contemplamos lucir.

1. Indignados tus hijos del yugo
que te impuso la ibérica audacia,
de la injusta y horrenda desgracia
que pesaba fatal sobre ti,
santa voz a los cielos alzaron,
voz de noble y sin par juramento,
de vengarte del monstruo sangriento,
de romper ese yugo servil.

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2. Los primeros los hijos del suelo
que, soberbio, el Pichincha decora
te aclamaron por siempre señora
y vertieron su sangre por ti.
Dios miró y aceptó el holocausto,
y esa sangre fue germen fecundo
de otros héroes que, atónito el mundo
vio en tu torno a millares surgir.

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3. De esos héroes al brazo de hierro
nada tuvo invencible la tierra,
y del valle a la altísima sierra
se escuchaba el fragor de la lid;
tras la lid la victoria volaba,
libertad tras el triunfo venía,
y al león destrozado se oía
de impotencia y despecho rugir.

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4. Cedió al fin la fiereza española,
y hoy, ¡oh Patria!, tu libre existencia
es la noble y magnífica herencia
que nos dio el heroísmo feliz:
de las manos paternas la hubimos,
nadie intente arrancárnosla ahora,
ni nuestra ira excitar vengadora
quiera, necio o audaz, contra sí.

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5. Nadie, oh Patria, lo intente. Las sombras
de tus héroes gloriosos nos miran,
y el valor y el orgullo que inspiran
son augurios de triunfos por ti.
Venga el hierro y el plomo fulmíneo,
que a la idea de guerra y venganza
se despierta la heroica pujanza
que hizo al fiero español sucumbir.

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6. Y si nuevas cadenas prepara
la injusticia de bárbara suerte,
¡gran Pichincha! prevén tú la muerte
de la Patria y sus hijos al fin;
hunde al punto en tus hondas entrañas
cuanto existe en tu tierra, el tirano
huelle sólo cenizas y en vano
busque rastro de ser junto a ti.

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Ecuadorian National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

Chorus:
O homeland, we greet you a thousand times!
Glory be to you, O homeland, glory be to you!
Your breast overflows with joy and peace,
And we see your radiant face shining
More brightly than the sun.

2. The worthy sons of the soil
Which Pichincha on high is adorning,
Always acclaimed you as sovereign lady
And shed their blood for you.
God observed and accepted the sacrifice,
And that blood was the prolific seed
Of other heroes whom the world in astonishment saw
Arising in thousands around you.

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3. For these steel armed heroes
Nothing in the land was invincible
And from the valley to the high Sierra
Could the clamour of the struggle be heard;
After the struggle, victory came flying.
And freedom followed on victory’s heel.
And the toppled lion could be heard,
As it roared in impotence and vanity.

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Ecuadorian National Anthem Lyrics

When is Ecuadorian National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Ecuador is normally played or sang throughout national holidays, specifically on the independence day celebrations in Ecuador. It is also carried out during cultural and other celebrations in Ecuador, usually marking off the start or completion of such festivals.

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


What is the importance of Ecuadorian National Anthem in Ecuador?

The national anthem of Ecuador, like other national symbols of Ecuador, represents the custom, history, and faiths of Ecuador and its people. It helps stimulate feelings of patriotism amongst the Ecuadorian people and reminds them of their Ecuador’s glory, charm, and abundant heritage.

It also helps unite the people of Ecuador by one single record or music. During the performance of the Ecuadorian national anthem, people of Ecuador, despite their ethnic differences, rise up in unison and listen attentively or sing the song with terrific passion.

Sports males and females from Ecuador also feel a great minute of delight when they get a medal at a global sporting occasion while Ecuador’s national anthem is played in the background. It provides a sensation of having made their nation proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Ecuador in schools learn to appreciate their country and develop a sense of unity amongst themselves.