Hungarian National Anthem Lyrics

“Himnusz” is the national anthem of Hungary and the Hungarian national anthem lyrics were written by Ferenc Kölcsey and the music to the Hungarian national anthem was composed by Ferenc Erkel.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Hungary

“Himnusz” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Hungary in the year of 1989.


Hungarian National Anthem Lyrics in Hungarian

1. Isten, áldd meg a magyart
Jó kedvvel, bőséggel,
Nyújts feléje védő kart,
Ha küzd ellenséggel;
Bal sors akit régen tép,
Hozz rá víg esztendőt,
Megbűnhődte már e nép
A múltat s jövendőt!

2. Őseinket felhozád
Kárpát szent bércére,
Általad nyert szép hazát
Bendegúznak vére.
S merre zúgnak habjai
Tiszának, Dunának,
Árpád hős magzatjai
Felvirágozának.

3. Értünk Kunság mezein
Ért kalászt lengettél,
Tokaj szőlővesszein
Nektárt csepegtettél.
Zászlónk gyakran plántálád
Vad török sáncára,
S nyögte Mátyás bús hadát
Bécsnek büszke vára.

4. Hajh, de bűneink miatt
Gyúlt harag kebledben,
S elsújtád villámidat
Dörgő fellegedben,
Most rabló mongol nyilát
Zúgattad felettünk,
Majd töröktől rabigát
Vállainkra vettünk.

5. Hányszor zengett ajkain
Ozman vad népének
Vert hadunk csonthalmain
Győzedelmi ének!
Hányszor támadt tenfiad
Szép hazám, kebledre,
S lettél magzatod miatt
Magzatod hamvvedre!

6. Bújt az üldözött, s felé
Kard nyúlt barlangjában,
Szerte nézett s nem lelé
Honját e hazában,
Bércre hág és völgybe száll,
Bú s kétség mellette,
Vérözön lábainál,
S lángtenger fölette.

7. Vár állott, most kőhalom,
Kedv s öröm röpkedtek,
Halálhörgés, siralom
Zajlik már helyettek.
S ah, szabadság nem virul
A holtnak véréből,
Kínzó rabság könnye hull
Árvánk hő szeméből!

8. Szánd meg Isten a magyart
Kit vészek hányának,
Nyújts feléje védő kart
Tengerén kínjának.
Bal sors akit régen tép,
Hozz rá víg esztendőt,
Megbűnhődte már e nép
A múltat s jövendőt!

Hungarian National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

1. O Lord, bless the nation of Hungary
With your grace and bounty
Extend toward it your guarding arm
During strife with its enemies
Long torn by ill fate
Bring upon it a time of relief
This nation has suffered for all sins
Of the past and of the future!

2. You brought our ancestors up
Over the Carpathians’ holy peaks
By You was won a beautiful homeland
For Bendegúz’s sons
And wherever flow the rivers of
The Tisza and the Duna
Árpád our hero’s descendants
Will root and bloom.

3. For us on the plains of the Kuns
You ripened the wheat
In the grape fields of Tokaj
You dripped sweet nectar
Our flag you often planted
On the wild Turk’s earthworks
And under Mátyás’ grave army whimpered
Vienna’s “proud fort.”

4. Hajh, but for our sins
Anger gathered in Your bosom
And You struck with Your lightning
From Your thundering clouds
Now the plundering Mongols’ arrows
You swarmed over us
Then the Turks’ slave yoke
We took upon our shoulders.

5. How often came from the mouths
Of Osman’s barbarian nation
Over the corpses of our defeated army
A victory song!
How often did your own son agress
My homeland, upon your breast,
And you became because of your own sons
Your own sons’ funeral urn!

6. The fugitive hid, and towards him
The sword reached into his cave
Looking everywhere he could not find
His home in his homeland
Climbs the mountain, descends the valley
Sadness and despair his companions
Sea of blood beneath his feet
Ocean of flame above.

7. Castle stood, now a heap of stones
Happiness and joy fluttered,
Groans of death, weeping
Now sound in their place.
And Ah! Freedom does not bloom
From the blood of the dead,
Torturous slavery’s tears fall
From the cold eyes of the orphans!

8. Redeem, O Lord, the Hungarians
Who are tossed by waves of danger
Extend toward it your guarding arm
On the sea of its misery
Long torn by ill fate
Bring upon it a time of relief
They who have suffered for all sins
Of the past and of the future!
Hungarian National Anthem Lyrics

When is Hungarian National Anthem Played or Sung?

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

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


What is the importance of Hungarian National Anthem in Hungary?

The national anthem of Hungary, like other nationwide signs of Hungary, represents the custom, past history, and beliefs of Hungary and its people. It helps stimulate sensations of patriotism among the Hungarian people and advises them of their Hungary’s magnificence, appeal, and rich heritage.

It also assists join the people of Hungary by one single song or music. During the performance of the Hungarian national anthem, residents of Hungary, in spite of their ethnic distinctions, rise in unity and listen attentively or sing the song with great determination.

Sports males and females from Hungary also feel a great moment of pride when they get a medal at a worldwide sporting occasion while Hungary’s national anthem is played in the background. It gives them a sensation of having actually made their country proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Hungary in schools are taught to appreciate their nation and establish a spirit of unity amongst themselves.