Norwegian National Anthem Lyrics

“Ja is the national anthem of Norway and the Norwegian national anthem lyrics were written by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson and the music to the Norwegian national anthem was composed by Rikard Nordraak.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Norway

“Ja was officially adopted as the national anthem of Norway in the year of 2019.


Norwegian National Anthem Lyrics in Norwegian

1. Ja, vi elsker dette landet,
som det stiger frem,
furet, værbitt over vannet,
med de tusen hjem.
Elsker, elsker det og tenker
på vår far og mor
og den saganatt som senker
drømmer på vår jord.
og den saganatt som senker
senker drømmer på vår jord.

2. Dette landet Harald berget
med sin kjemperad,
dette landet Håkon verget
medens Øyvind kvad;
Olav på det landet malte
korset med sitt blod,
fra dets høye Sverre talte
Roma midt imot.
fra dets høye Sverre talte
talte Roma midt imot.

3. Bønder sine økser brynte
hvor en hær dro frem,
Tordenskiold langs kysten lynte,
så det lystes hjem.
Kvinner selv stod opp og strede
som de vare menn;
andre kunne bare grede,
men det kom igjen!
andre kunne bare grede,
men det kom det kom igjen!

4. Visstnok var vi ikke mange,
men vi strakk dog til,
da vi prøvdes noen gange,
og det stod på spill;
ti vi heller landet brente
enn det kom til fall;
husker bare hva som hendte
ned på Fredrikshald!
husker bare hva som hendte
hendte ned på Fredrikshald!

5. Hårde tider har vi døyet,
ble til sist forstøtt;
men i verste nød blåøyet
frihet ble oss født.
Det gav faderkraft å bære
hungersnød og krig,
det gav døden selv sin ære –
og det gav forlik.
det gav døden selv sin ære –
og det gav det gav forlik.

6. Fienden sitt våpen kastet,
opp visiret for,
vi med undren mot ham hastet,
ti han var vår bror.
Drevne frem på stand av skammen
gikk vi søderpå;
nu vi står tre brødre sammen,
og skal sådan stå!
nu vi står tre brødre sammen,
sammen og skal sådan stå!

7. Norske mann i hus og hytte,
takk din store Gud!
Landet ville han beskytte,
skjønt det mørkt så ut.
Alt hva fedrene har kjempet,
mødrene har grett,
har den Herre stille lempet
så vi vant vår rett.
har den Herre stille lempet
så vi vant vi vant vår rett.

8. Ja, vi elsker dette landet,
som det stiger frem,
furet, værbitt over vannet,
med de tusen hjem.
Og som fedres kamp har hevet
det av nød til seir,
også vi, når det blir krevet,
for dets fred slår leir.
også vi, når det blir krevet,
for dets fred dets fred slår leir.

Norwegian National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

1. Yes, we love this country
as it rises forth,
rugged, weathered, above the sea,
with the thousands of homes.
Love, love it and think
of our father and mother
and the saga night that sends
dreams to our earth.
and the saga night that sends
sends dreams to our earth.

2. This country Harald united
with his army of heroes,
this country Håkon protected
whilst Øyvind sung;
upon the country Olav painted
with his blood the cross,
from its heights Sverre spoke
up against Rome.
from its heights Sverre spoke
spoke up against Rome.

3. Farmers their axes sharpened
wherever an army advanced,
Tordenskiold along the coastline thundered
so that we could see it back home.
Even women stood up and fought
as if they were men;
others could only cry
but that soon would end!
others could only cry
but that soon, that soon would end!

4. Sure, we were not many
but we were enough,
when we were tested sometimes,
and it was at stake;
we would rather burn our land
than to declare defeat;
just remember what happened
down at Fredrikshald!
just remember what happened
what happened down at Fredrikshald!

5. Hard times we have coped with,
were at last disowned;
but in the worst distress, blue-eyed
freedom was to us born.
It gave (us) father’s strength to carry
famine and war,
it gave death itself its honour –
and it gave reconciliation.
it gave death itself its honour –
and it gave, it gave reconciliation.

6. The enemy threw away his weapon,
up the visor went,
we, in wonder, to him hastened,
because he was our brother.
Driven forth to a stand by shame
we went to the south;
now we three brothers stand united,
and shall stand like that!
now we three brothers stand united,
united, and shall stand like that!

7. Norseman in house and cabin,
thank your great God!
The country he wanted to protect,
although things looked dark.
All the fights fathers have fought,
and the mothers have wept,
the Lord has quietly moved
so we won our rights.
the Lord has quietly moved
so we won, we won our rights.

8. Yes, we love this country
as it rises forth,
rugged, weathered, above the sea,
with those thousand homes.
And as the fathers’ struggle has raised
it from need to victory,
even we, when it is demanded,
for its peace, its peace will encamp

Norwegian National Anthem Lyrics

When is Norwegian National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Norway is usually played or sang throughout national holidays, specifically on the independence day celebrations in Norway. It is also performed throughout cultural and other festivals in Norway, generally marking off the start or the end of such celebrations.

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


What is the importance of Norwegian National Anthem in Norway?

The national anthem of Norway, like other national symbols of Norway, represents the tradition, past history, and beliefs of Norway and its folks. For this reason, it helps stimulate sensations of patriotism among the Norwegian people and reminds them of their Norway’s glory, appeal, and abundant heritage.

It also assists join the people of Norway by one single song or music. Throughout the performance of the Norwegian national anthem, citizens of Norway, in spite of their ethnic distinctions, rise up in unity and listen diligently or sing the song with great enthusiasm.

Sports males and females from Norway also feel a terrific moment of pride when they get a medal at an international sporting event while Norway’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 Norway in schools learn to appreciate their country and establish a feeling of unity among themselves.