Swedish National Anthem Lyrics

“Du gamla is the national anthem of Sweden and the Swedish national anthem lyrics were written by Richard Dybeck and the music to the Swedish national anthem was composed by an unknown person from a folk tune.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Sweden

“Du gamla was officially adopted as the national anthem of Sweden in the year of 1866.


Swedish National Anthem Lyrics in Swedish

1. Du gamla, Du fria, Du fjällhöga nord
Du tysta, Du glädjerika sköna!
Jag hälsar Dig, vänaste land uppå jord,
Din sol, Din himmel, Dina ängder gröna.
Din sol, Din himmel, Dina ängder gröna.

2. Du tronar på minnen från fornstora dar,
då ärat Ditt namn flög över jorden.
Jag vet att Du är och Du blir vad du var.
Ja, jag vill leva jag vill dö i Norden.
Ja, jag vill leva jag vill dö i Norden.

Swedish National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

1. Thou ancient, thou free and mountainous North
Thou quiet, thou joyful beauty!
I greet thee, most beautiful land upon earth,
Thy sun, Thy sky and meadows green.
Thy sun, Thy sky and meadows green.

2. Thou rest upon memories of great olden days,
When honored thy name flew across the world,
I know that thou art and will be as thou were,
Yes, I want to live I want to die in the North
Yes, I want to live I want to die in the North
Swedish National Anthem Lyrics

When is Swedish National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Sweden is typically played or sung throughout national holidays, especially on the independence day celebrations in Sweden. It is also carried out during cultural and other festivals in Sweden, usually marking off the beginning or the end of such celebrations.

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


What is the importance of Swedish National Anthem in Sweden?

The national anthem of Sweden, like other national symbols of Sweden, embodies the tradition, history, and faiths of Sweden and its individuals. Hence, it assists evoke sensations of patriotism amongst the Swedish people and advises them of their Sweden’s magnificence, beauty, and abundant heritage.

It also assists unify the citizens of Sweden by one single tune or music. Throughout the performance of the Swedish national anthem, people of Sweden, regardless of their ethnic differences, rise in unison and listen attentively or sing the song with terrific enthusiasm.

Sports males and females from Sweden also feel a terrific minute of gratification when they receive a medal at a global sporting occasion while Sweden’s national anthem is played in the background. It gives them a sensation of having made their country proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Sweden in schools are taught to respect their nation and develop a sense of unity among themselves.