Paraguayan National Anthem Lyrics

“Paraguayos is the national anthem of Paraguay and the Paraguayan national anthem lyrics were written by Francisco Acuña de Figueroa and the music to the Paraguayan national anthem was composed by Francisco José Debali.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Paraguay

“Paraguayos was officially adopted as the national anthem of Paraguay in the year of 1933.


Paraguayan National Anthem Lyrics in Spanish

1. A los pueblos de América, infausto
tres centurias un cetro oprimió,
Mas un día soberbio surgiendo,
¡basta!, dijo … y el cetro rompió.
Nuestros padres, lidiando, grandiosos,
ilustraron su gloria marcial,
y trozada la augusta diadema,
enalzaron el gorro triunfal.

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¡Paraguayos, República, o muerte!
Nuestro brío nos dio libertad:
ni opresores, ni siervos alientan
donde reinen unión e igualdad.

2. Nueva Roma, la Patria ostentara
dos caudillos de nombre y valer,
que rival, cual Romulo y Remo
dividieron gobierno y poder.
Largos años, cual Febo entre nubes
vióse oculta la perla del Sud,
hoy un Héroe grandioso aparece
realzando su gloria y virtud …

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3. Con aplauso la Europa y el Mundo
la saludan y aclaman también
de heroísmo baluarte invencible,
de riquezas magnifico Edén.
Cuando en torno rugió la Discordia
que otros pueblos fatal devoró,
paraguayos; el suelo sagrado,
con sus alas un ángel cubrió.

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4. ¡Oh, cuán pura, de lauro ceñida,
dulce patria, te ostentas así!
En tu enseña se ven los colores
del zafiro, diamante y rubí.
En tu escudo que el sol ilumina
bajo el gorro se mira al león.
Doble imagen de fuertes y libres
y de glorias, recuerdo y blasón.

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5. De la tumba del vil feudalismo
se alza libre la patria Deidad;
opresores ¡doblad la rodilla!,
compatriotas ¡el Himno entonad!
Suene el grito: ¡República o muerte!
Nuestros pechos lo exhalen con fe
y sus ecos repiten los montes,
cual gigantes poniéndose en pie.

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6. Libertad y Justicia defiende
nuestra Patria, ¡Tiranos, oíd!
De sus fueros la carta sagrada
su heroísmo sustenta en la lid.
Contra el mundo si el mundo se opone,
si intentare su prenda insultar,
batallando vengarla sabremos
¡Oh, abrazados con ella expirar!

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7. Alza, oh, pueblo, tu espada esplendente
que fulmina destellos de Dios,
no hay más medio que libre o esclavo
y un abismo divide a los dos.
En las auras el himno resuene,
repitiendo con eco triunfal:
¡A los Libres, perinclita gloria!
¡A La Patria, laurel inmortal!

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Paraguayan National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

1. For three centuries a reign oppressed
The unhappy peoples of America,
But one day, their anger aroused, they said:
“An end to this!” and broke the reign.
Our forefathers, fighting magnificently,
Displayed their martial glory,
And when the august diadem was shattered,
They raised the triumphal cap of liberty.

Chorus:
Paraguayans, Republic or death!
It was our strength that gave us our final liberty.
Neither tyrants nor slaves can continue,
Where unity and equality reign,
Where unity and equality reign.

2. A new Rome, the Fatherland shall proudly display
Two leaders of name and valor
Who, rivals, like Romulus and Remus
Divided government and power.
Long years, during which Phoebus in the clouds
Saw darken the pearl of the South,
Today a grand hero appears
Raising up again her glory and virtue…

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3. Europe and the world salute her with applause
And also acclaim
Invincible bastion of heroism,
Magnificent Eden of riches.
(But) when discord rumbled all around
Which fatally devoured other Peoples,
Paraguayans, the sacred ground
Was covered by an angel with its wings.

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4. Oh, how pure, of laurel girded
Sweet Fatherland, in this manner you show yourself.
In your ensign one sees the colors
Of sapphire, diamond, and ruby.
In your coat of arms, which the Sun illuminates,
Under the cap, one sees the lion.
Double image of the strong and the free,
And of glories, the memory and crest.

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5. From the tomb of vile feudalism
The national Deity rises free;
Oppressors, bend your knees!
Compatriots, entone the hymn!
Sound the cry, “Republic or death”!
Our breasts exhale it with faith,
And the mountains repeat its echoes
Like giants arising.

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6. Our Fatherland defends liberty and justice;
Tyrants: listen!
The laws in its sacred charter
Will sustain its heroism in the fight.
Against the world, if the world opposes it,
If the world dares to insult her security,
Battling to avenge we shall know her
Or die embracing her.

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7. Arise, oh People, your splendid sword
That strikes with sparkles of God,
There is no middle ground between free or slave
And an abyss divides the two.
In the gentle breezes the Hymn resounds,
Repeating with triumphal echo:
For the free, renowned glory!
For the Fatherland, immortal laurel!

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Paraguayan National Anthem Lyrics

When is Paraguayan National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Paraguay is generally played or performed throughout national holidays, particularly on the independence day events in Paraguay. It is also performed throughout cultural and other festivals in Paraguay, typically marking off the start or completion of such celebrations.

National anthem of Paraguay is also frequently carried out in global sporting events, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport occasions.


What is the importance of Paraguayan National Anthem in Paraguay?

The national anthem of Paraguay, like other nationwide signs of Paraguay, embodies the custom, history, and beliefs of Paraguay and its people. Hence, it helps stimulate sensations of patriotism amongst the Paraguayan individuals and advises them of their Paraguay’s magnificence, appeal, and abundant heritage.

It also assists unite the citizens of Paraguay by one single song or music. Throughout the performance of the Paraguayan national anthem, people of Paraguay, despite their ethnic differences, rise in unison and listen attentively or sing the song with terrific commitment.

Sports males and females from Paraguay also feel a terrific minute of gratification when they get a medal at an international sporting occasion while Paraguay’s national anthem is played in the background. It gives them a sensation of having actually made their nation proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Paraguay in schools are taught to appreciate their nation and establish a feeling of unity amongst themselves.