Korean National Anthem Lyrics

“Aegukga” is the national anthem of South Korea and the Korean national anthem lyrics were written by An Chang-ho and the music to the Korean national anthem was composed by Ahn Eak-tae.

The National Anthem Lyrics for South Korea

“Aegukga” was officially adopted as the national anthem of South Korea in the year of 1948.

South Korean National Anthem Lyrics in Korean (Han-geul Script)

1. 동해 물과 백두산이 마르고 닳도록
하느님이 보우하사 우리나라 만세

무궁화 삼천리 화려강산
대한사람 대한으로 길이 보전하세

2. 남산 위에 저 소나무 철갑을 두른 듯
바람서리 불변함은 우리 기상일세


3. 가을 하늘 공활한데 높고 구름 없이
밝은 달은 우리 가슴 일편단심일세


4. 이 기상과 이 맘으로 충성을 다하여
괴로우나 즐거우나 나라 사랑하세


Korean National Anthem Lyrics in Korean (Revised Romanization)

Korean National Anthem Lyrics in Korean (Revised Romanization)

1. Donghae mulgwa Baekdusani mareugo daltorok
Haneunimi bo-uhasa uri nara manse

Mugunghwa samcheolli hwaryeo gangsan
Daehan saram Daehan euro giri bojeonhase

2. Namsan wie jeosonamu cheolgapeul dureundeut
Baram seori bulbyeon naneun uri gisang ilse


3. Gaeul hanal gonghwal hande nopgogu reumeopsi
Byalgeun dalgeun uri gasim ilpyeon dansim ilse


4. Igi sangnwa imam euro chungseongeul dahayeo
Goero una jeulgeo una nara sarang hase

South Korean National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

1. Until that day when the waters of the Eastern Sea run dry and Mt. Baekdu is worn away,
God protect and preserve our nation.

Three thousand Li of splendid rivers and mountains, filled with Roses of Sharon;
Great Korean people, stay true to the Great Korean way!

2. As the pine atop Mt. Namsan stands firm, as if wrapped in armour,
unchanged through wind and frost, so shall our resilient spirit.


3. The Autumn sky is void and vast, high and cloudless;
the bright moon is our heart, undivided and true.


4. With this spirit and this mind, give all loyalty,
in suffering or in joy, to the love of country.

Korean National Anthem Lyrics

When is Korean National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of South Korea is generally played or performed during national holidays, specifically on the independence day events in South Korea. It is also carried out throughout cultural and other festivals in South Korea, normally marking off the start or completion of such celebrations.

National anthem of South Korea is also typically performed in global sporting events, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport occasions.

What is the importance of Korean National Anthem in South Korea?

The national anthem of South Korea, like other national signs of South Korea, embodies the custom, past history, and beliefs of South Korea and its folks. Thus, it assists stimulate feelings of patriotism amongst the Korean individuals and advises them of their South Korea’s splendor, beauty, and abundant heritage.

It also helps unify the citizens of South Korea by one single song or music. During the performance of the Korean national anthem, residents of South Korea, regardless of their ethnic differences, rise up in unity and listen attentively or sing the song with great excitement.

Sports males and females from South Korea also feel a great minute of delight when they receive a medal at an international sporting occasion while South Korea’s national anthem is played in the background. It provides a feeling of having made their nation proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of South Korea in schools learn to respect their nation and establish a feeling of unity amongst themselves.