Swiss National Anthem Lyrics

“Schweizerpsalm” is the national anthem of Switzerland and the Swiss national anthem lyrics were written by Leonhard Widmer German and the music to the Swiss national anthem was composed by Alberich Zwyssig.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Switzerland

“Schweizerpsalm” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Switzerland in the year of 1981.


Swiss National Anthem Lyrics in German

1. Trittst im Morgenrot daher,
Seh’ ich dich im Strahlenmeer,
Dich, du Hocherhabener, Herrlicher!
Wenn der Alpen Firn sich rötet,
Betet, freie Schweizer, betet,
Eure fromme Seele ahnt
Eure fromme Seele ahnt
Gott im hehren Vaterland!
Gott, den Herrn, im hehren Vaterland!

2. Kommst im Abendglühn daher,
Find’ ich dich im Sternenheer,
Dich, du Menschenfreundlicher, Liebender!
In des Himmels lichten Räumen
Kann ich froh und selig träumen;
Denn die fromme Seele ahnt
Denn die fromme Seele ahnt
Gott im hehren Vaterland!
Gott, den Herrn, im hehren Vaterland!

3. Ziehst im Nebelflor daher,
Such’ ich dich im Wolkenmeer,
Dich, du Unergründlicher, Ewiger!
Aus dem grauen Luftgebilde
Bricht die Sonne klar und milde,
Und die fromme Seele ahnt
Und die fromme Seele ahnt
Gott im hehren Vaterland!
Gott, den Herrn, im hehren Vaterland!

4. Fährst im wilden Sturm daher,
Bist du selbst uns Hort und Wehr,
Du, allmächtig Waltender, Rettender!
In Gewitternacht und Grauen
Laßt uns kindlich ihm vertrauen!
Ja, die fromme Seele ahnt
Ja, die fromme Seele ahnt
Gott im hehren Vaterland!
Gott, den Herrn, im hehren Vaterland!

Swiss National Anthem Lyrics in French

1. Sur nos monts, quand le soleil
Annonce un brillant réveil,
Et prédit d’un plus beau jour Le retour,
Les beautés de la patrie
Parlent à l’âme attendrie;
Au ciel montent plus joyeux
Au ciel montent plus joyeux
Les accents d’un coeur pieux,
Les accents émus d’un coeur pieux.

2. Lorsqu’un doux rayon du soir
Joue encore dans le bois noir,
Le coeur se sent plus heureux près de Dieu
Loin des vain bruits de la plaine
L’âme en paix est plus sereine;
Au ciel montent plus joyeux,
Au ciel montent plus joyeux,
Les accents d’un coeur pieux,
Les accents émus d’un coeur pieux.

3. Lorsque dans la sombre nuit
La foudre éclate avec bruit,
Notre coeur pressent encore le Dieu fort.
Dans l’orage et la détresse,
Il est notre forteresse.
Offrons-Lui de coeurs pieux
Offrons-Lui de coeurs pieux
Dieu nous bénira des cieux,
Dieu nous bénira du hauts des cieux.

4. Des grand monts vient le secours,
Suisse! espère en Dieu toujours!
Garde la foi des aïeux, vis comme eux!
Sur l’autel de la partrie
Met tes biens, ton coeurs, ta vie!
C’est le trésor précieux
C’est le trésor précieu
Que Dieu nous bénira des cieux,
Que Dieu nous bénira du hauts des cieux.

Swiss National Anthem Lyrics in Italian

1. Quando bionda aurora
il mattin c’indora
l’alma mia t’adora
re del ciel!
Quando l’alpe già rosseggia
a pregare allor t’atteggia;
in favor del patrio suol,
in favor del patrio suol,
cittadino Iddio lo vuol,
cittadino Dio, si Dio lo vuol.

2. Se di stelle è un giubilo
la celeste sfera
Te ritrovo a sera
o Signor!
Nella notte silenziosa
l’alma mia in Te riposa:
libertà, concordia, amor,
libertà, concordia, amor,
all’Elvezia serba ognor,
all’Elvezia serba ognor.

3. Se di nubi un velo
m’asconde il tuo cielo
pel tuo raggio anelo
Dio d’amore!
Fuga o sole quei vapori
e mi rendi i tuoi favori:
di mia patria deh! Pietà
di mia patria deh! Pietà
brilla, o sol di verità,
brilla sol, o sol di verità!

4. Quando rugge e strepita
impetuoso il nembo
m’è ostel tuo grembo
o Signor!

Swiss National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

1. When the morning skies grow red
And o’er their radiance shed,
Thou, O Lord, appeareth in their light.
When the Alps glow bright with splendour,
Pray to God, to Him surrender,
For you feel and understand,
For you feel and understand,
That he dwelleth in this land.
That he dwelleth in this land.

2. In the sunset Thou art nigh
And beyond the starry sky,
Thou, O loving Father, ever near
When to Heaven we are departing,
Joy and bliss Thou’lt be imparting,
For we feel and understand
For we feel and understand
That Thou dwellest in this land.
That Thou dwellest in this land.

3. When dark clouds enshroud the hills
And gray mist the valley fills,
Yet Thou art not hidden from Thy sons.
Pierce the gloom in which we cower
With Thy sunshine’s cleansing power
Then we’ll feel and understand
Then we’ll feel and understand
That God dwelleth in this land.
That God dwelleth in this land.

4. Towards us in the wild storm coming,
You yourself give us resistance and stronghold,
You, almighty ruling, rescuing!
During horror and nights of thunderstorms
Let us childlike trust Him!
Yes, we feel and understand;
Yes, we feel and understand
That God dwelleth in this land.
That God dwelleth in this land.
Swiss National Anthem Lyrics

When is Swiss National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Switzerland is typically played or sang throughout national holidays, particularly on the independence day events in Switzerland. It is also performed during cultural and other celebrations in Switzerland, generally marking off the beginning or the end of such festivals.

National anthem of Switzerland is also often performed in international sporting events, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport occasions.


What is the importance of Swiss National Anthem in Switzerland?

The national anthem of Switzerland, like other nationwide symbols of Switzerland, represents the tradition, history, and beliefs of Switzerland and its individuals. Hence, it helps evoke sensations of patriotism among the Swiss people and reminds them of their Switzerland’s splendor, appeal, and rich heritage.

It also assists join the residents of Switzerland by one single song or music. During the performance of the Swiss national anthem, people of Switzerland, in spite of their ethnic differences, rise in unity and listen diligently or sing the song with excellent determination.

Sports men and women from Switzerland also feel a terrific moment of delight when they get a medal at a global sporting occasion while Switzerland’s national anthem is played in the background. It provides a sensation of having made their nation proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Switzerland in schools learn to appreciate their country and develop a feeling of unity among themselves.