Serb National Anthem Lyrics

“Bože pravde” is the national anthem of Serbia and the Serb national anthem lyrics were written by Jovan Đorđević and the music to the Serb national anthem was composed by Davorin Jenko.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Serbia

“Bože pravde” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Serbia in the year of 2006.


Serb National Anthem Lyrics in Serbian (Cyrillic Script)

1. Боже правде, ти што спасе
од пропасти досад нас,
чуј и одсад наше гласе
и од сад нам буди спас.

Моћном руком води, брани
будућности српске брод,
Боже спаси, Боже храни,
српске земље, српски род!
Боже спаси, Боже храни,
српске земље, српски род!

2. Сложи српску браћу драгу
на свак дичан славан рад,
слога биће пораз врагу
а најјачи српству град.

Нек на српској блиста грани
братске слоге златан плод,
Боже спаси, Боже храни
српске земље, српски род!
Боже спаси, Боже храни
српске земље, српски род!

3. Нек на српско ведро чело
твог не падне гнева гром
Благослови Србу село
поље, њиву, град и дом!

Кад наступе борбе дани
к’ победи му води ход
Боже спаси, Боже храни
српске земље, српски род!
Боже спаси, Боже храни
српске земље, српски род!

4. Из мрачнога сину гроба
српске славе нови сјај
настало је ново доба
Нову срећу, Боже дај!

Отаџбину српску брани
пет вековне борбе плод
Боже спаси, Боже брани
моли ти се српски род!
Боже спаси, Боже брани
моли ти се српски род!

Serbian National Anthem Lyrics in Serbian (Latin alphabet)

Serbian National Anthem Lyrics in Serbian (Latin alphabet)


1. Bože pravde, ti što spase
od propasti dosad nas,
čuj i odsad naše glase
i od sad nam budi spas.

Moćnom rukom vodi, brani
budućnosti srpske brod,
Bože spasi, Bože hrani,
srpske zemlje, srpski rod!
Bože spasi, Bože hrani,
srpske zemlje, srpski rod!

2. Složi srpsku braću dragu
na svak dičan slavan rad,
sloga biće poraz vragu
a najjači srpstvu grad.

Nek na srpskoj blista grani
bratske sloge zlatan plod,
Bože spasi, Bože hrani
srpske zemlje, srpski rod!
Bože spasi, Bože hrani
srpske zemlje, srpski rod!

3. Nek na srpsko vedro čelo
tvog ne padne gneva grom
Blagoslovi Srbu selo
polje, njivu, grad i dom!

Kad nastupe borbe dani
k’ pobedi mu vodi hod
Bože spasi, Bože hrani
srpske zemlje, srpski rod!
Bože spasi, Bože hrani
srpske zemlje, srpski rod!

4. Iz mračnoga sinu groba
srpske slave novi sjaj
nastalo je novo doba
Novu sreću, Bože daj!

Otadžbinu srpsku brani
pet vekovne borbe plod
Bože spasi, Bože brani
moli ti se srpski rod!
Bože spasi, Bože brani
moli ti se srpski rod!

Serb National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

1. God of Justice; Thou who saved us
when in deepest bondage cast,
Hear Thy Serbian children’s voices,
Be our help as in the past.

With Thy mighty hand sustain us,
Still our rugged pathway trace;
God, our hope; protect and cherish
Serbian country and Serbian race!
God, our hope; protect and cherish
Serbian country and Serbian race!

2. Bind in closest links our kindred
Teach the love that will not fail,
May the loathed fiend of discord
Never in our ranks prevail.

Let the golden fruits of union
Our young tree of freedom grace;
God, our Master! guide and prosper
Serbian country and Serbian race.
God, our Master! guide and prosper
Serbian country and Serbian race.

3. Lord! Avert from us Thy vengeance,
Thunder of Thy dreaded ire;
Bless each Serbian town and hamlet,
Mountain, meadow, heart and spire.

When our host goes forth to battle
Death or victory to embrace-
God of armies! be our leader
Strengthen then the Serbian race.
God of armies! be our leader
Strengthen then the Serbian race.

4. On our sepulchre of ages
Breaks the resurrection morn,
From the slough of direst slavery
Serbia anew is born.

Through five hundred years of durance
We have knelt before Thy face,
All our kin, O God! deliver,
Thus entreats the Serbian race.
All our kin, O God! deliver,
Thus entreats the Serbian race.
Serb National Anthem Lyrics

When is Serb National Anthem Played or Sung?

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

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


What is the importance of Serb National Anthem in Serbia?

The national anthem of Serbia, like other national signs of Serbia, embodies the tradition, past history, and faiths of Serbia and its people. It helps evoke sensations of patriotism among the Serb individuals and reminds them of their Serbia’s splendor, beauty, and rich heritage.

It also assists join the citizens of Serbia by one single song or music. Throughout the performance of the Serb national anthem, residents of Serbia, in spite of their ethnic differences, rise up in unison and listen attentively or sing the song with great passion.

Sports men and women from Serbia also feel a great moment of pride when they receive a medal at a worldwide sporting event while Serbia’s national anthem is played in the background. It provides a feeling of having actually made their country proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Serbia in schools learn to respect their country and develop a feeling of unity amongst themselves.