Romanian National Anthem Lyrics

“Deșteaptă-te is the national anthem of Romania and the Romanian national anthem lyrics were written by Andrei Mureșanu and the music to the Romanian national anthem was composed by Anton Pann and Gheorghe Ucenescu.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Romania

“Deșteaptă-te was officially adopted as the national anthem of Romania in the year of 1990.


Romanian National Anthem Lyrics in Romanian

1. Deşteaptă-te, române, din somnul cel de moarte,
În care te-adânciră barbarii de tirani
Acum ori niciodată croieşte-ţi altă soarte,
La care să se-nchine şi cruzii tăi duşmani.

2. Acum ori niciodată să dăm dovezi în lume
Că-n aste mâni mai curge un sânge de roman,
Şi că-n a noastre piepturi păstrăm cu fală-un nume
Triumfător în lupte, un nume de Traian.

4. Priviţi, măreţe umbre, Mihai, Ştefan, Corvine,
Româna naţiune, ai voştri strănepoţi,
Cu braţele armate, cu focul vostru-n vine,
“Viaţa-n libertate ori moarte” strigă toţi.

11. Preoţi, cu crucea-n frunte căci oastea e creştină,
Deviza-i libertate şi scopul ei preasfânt.
Murim mai bine-n luptă, cu glorie deplină,
Decât să fim sclavi iarăşi în vechiul nost’pământ.

Romanian National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

1. Wake up, Romanian, from your deadly sleep
Into which you’ve been sunk by the barbaric tyrants
Now, or never, your fate renew,
To which your enemies will bow to.

2. Now or never let’s give proof to the world
That in these veins still flows a Roman blood,
That in our chests we still maintain our pride in a name
The victor in his battles, the name of Trajan!

4. Watch on, shadows of highnesses, Mihai, Stefan, Corvinus,
The Romanian Nation, your great grandchildren,
With weapons in their arms, with your fire in their veins,
“Life in freedom or death!” shout all.

11. Priests, lead with your crucifixes! Because our army is Christian,
The motto is Liberty and its goal is holy,
Better to die in battle, in full glory,
Than to once again be slaves upon our ancient ground!

Romanian National Anthem Lyrics

When is Romanian National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Romania is normally played or performed during national holidays, especially on the independence day celebrations in Romania. It is also carried out throughout cultural and other celebrations in Romania, typically marking off the beginning or completion of such celebrations.

National anthem of Romania is also often carried out in international sporting occasions, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport occasions.


What is the importance of Romanian National Anthem in Romania?

The national anthem of Romania, like other national signs of Romania, represents the custom, history, and beliefs of Romania and its folks. It helps evoke feelings of patriotism amongst the Romanian people and reminds them of their Romania’s magnificence, appeal, and abundant heritage.

It also helps unify the residents of Romania by one single track or music. Throughout the performance of the Romanian national anthem, residents of Romania, despite their ethnic distinctions, rise up in unison and listen attentively or sing the song with terrific excitement.

Sports males and females from Romania also feel a great minute of delight when they get a medal at a worldwide sporting event while Romania’s national anthem is played in the background. It gives them a feeling of having actually made their country proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Romania in schools are taught to respect their country and establish a sense of unity among themselves.