Guatemalan National Anthem Lyrics

“Himno Nacional de Guatemala” is the national anthem of Guatemala and the Guatemalan national anthem lyrics were written by José Joaquín Palma and the music to the Guatemalan national anthem was composed by Rafael Álvarez Ovalle.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Guatemala

“Himno Nacional de Guatemala” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Guatemala in the year of 1896.


Guatemalan National Anthem Lyrics in Spanish

1. ¡Guatemala feliz! que tus aras
No profane jamás el verdugo;
Ni haya esclavos que laman el yugo
Ni tiranos que escupan tu faz.

Si mañana tu suelo sagrado
Lo amenaza invasión extranjera,
Libre al viento tu hermosa bandera
A vencer o a morir llamará.

Chorus:
Libre al viento tu hermosa bandera
A vencer o a morir llamará.
Que tu pueblo con ánima fiera
Antes muerto que esclavo será.

2. De tus viejas y duras cadenas
Tú forjaste con mano iracunda
El arado que el suelo fecunda
Y la espada que salva el honor.

Nuestros padres lucharon un día
Encendidos en patrio ardimiento
Y lograron sin choque sangriento
Colocarte en un trono de amor,

Chorus:
Y lograron sin choque sangriento
Colocarte en un trono de amor,
Que de patria, en enérgico acento,
Dieron vida al ideal redentor.

3. Es tu enseña pedazo de cielo
En que prende una nube su albura,
Y ay de aquel que con ciega locura,
Sus colores pretenda manchar!

Pues tus hijos valientes y altivos,
Que veneran la paz cual presea,
Nunca esquivan la ruda pelea
Si defienden su tierra y su hogar,

Chorus:
Nunca esquivan la ruda pelea
Si defienden su tierra y su hogar,
Que es tan sólo el honor su alma idea
Y el altar de la patria su altar.

4. Recostada en el ande soberbio,
De dos mares al ruido sonoro,
Bajo el ala de grana y de oro
Te adormeces del bello quetzal.

Ave indiana que vive en tu escudo
Paladión que protege tu suelo;
¡Ojalá que remonte su vuelo,
Más que el cóndor y el águila real

Chorus:
¡Ojalá que remonte su vuelo,
Más que el cóndor y el águila real
Y en sus alas levante hasta el cielo,
Guatemala, tu nombre inmortal!

Guatemalan National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

1. Fortunate Guatemala! May your altars
Never be profaned by cruel men.
May there never be slaves who submit to their yoke,
Or tyrants who deride you.
If tomorrow your sacred soil
Should be threatened by foreign invasion,
Your fair flag, flying freely in the wind,
Will call to you: Conquer or die.

Chorus:
Your fair flag, flying freely in the wind,
Will call to you: Conquer or die;
For your people, with heart and soul,
Would prefer death to slavery.

2. From your old and hard chains
You forged, with an ire-driven hand,
The plow that fertilizes the soil
And the sword that saves honor.

Our fathers fought one day,
Lit up in patriotic burning
And they were able, without bloody clash,
To place you on a throne of love.

Chorus:
And they were able, without bloody clash,
To place you on a throne of love,
That our Nation, in energetic assent,
Gave life to the ideal redeemer.

3. Your emblem shows a piece of the sky
In which a cloud gets its whiteness
Wretched is he who dares in madness
stain your colors

Well, your brave and proud sons
who admire the peace within
will never avoid the rough battles
if they are to defend their land and their home.

Chorus:
They will never avoid the rough battles
if they are to defend their land and their home
that honor is the idea that reigns their souls
and the altar of the mother country their altar

4. Lying in the magnificent Andes
with two oceans at hearing distance
under the wing of seeds and gold
you become entranced from the beautiful quetzal

Native bird that lives in your seal
protector that protects your soil
hopefully he will fly high
more than the condor and the royal eagle!

Chorus:
Hopefully he will fly high
more than the condor and the royal eagle
and in his wings, raise up to the sky:
Guatemala, your immortal name!
Guatemalan National Anthem Lyrics

When is Guatemalan National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Guatemala is generally played or sung during national holidays, especially on the independence day events in Guatemala. It is also carried out throughout cultural and other celebrations in Guatemala, generally marking off the start or completion of such celebrations.

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


What is the importance of Guatemalan National Anthem in Guatemala?

The national anthem of Guatemala, like other national signs of Guatemala, represents the custom, history, and faiths of Guatemala and its people. For this reason, it assists evoke feelings of patriotism amongst the Guatemalan individuals and advises them of their Guatemala’s splendor, charm, and abundant heritage.

It also assists unify the people of Guatemala by one single tune or music. Throughout the performance of the Guatemalan national anthem, residents of Guatemala, regardless of their ethnic differences, rise in unity and listen attentively or sing the song with great determination.

Sports men and women from Guatemala also feel a great moment of delight when they receive a medal at an international sporting event while Guatemala’s national anthem is played in the background. It provides a feeling of having made their country proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Guatemala in schools are taught to appreciate their country and develop a feeling of unity amongst themselves.