Faroe Islands National Anthem

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Anthem History

"Tú alfagra land mítt" is the National anthem of the Faroe Islands. Lyrics are by Símun av Skarði and the melody by Peter Alberg

Anthem Lyrics

"Tú alfagra land mítt"



Tú alfagra land mítt,

mín dýrasta ogn!

á vetri so randhvítt,

á sumri við logn,

tú tekur meg at tær

so tætt í tín favn.

Tit oyggjar so mætar,

Gud signi tað navn,

sum menn tykkum góvu,

tá teir tykkum sóu.

Ja, Gud signi Føroyar, mítt land!

Hin roðin, sum skínur

á sumri í líð,

hin ódnin, sum týnir

mangt lív vetrartíð,

og myrkrið, sum fjalir

mær bjartasta mál,

og ljósið, sum spælir

mær sigur í sál:

alt streingir, ið tóna,

sum vága og vóna,

at eg verji Føroyar, mítt land.

Eg nígi tí niður

í bøn til tín, Gud:

Hin heilagi friður

mær falli í lut!

Lat sál mína tváa

sær í tíni dýrd!

So torir hon vága

- av Gudi væl skírd -

at bera tað merkið,

sum eyðkennir verkið,

ið varðveitir Føroyar, mítt land!

Anthem Lyrics English

"My land, oh most beauteous"



My land, oh most beauteous,

possession most dear,

Thou drawest me to thee,

embracing me near;

becalmed in the summer,

in winter snow covered,

magnificant islands,

by God named beloved.

The name which men gave thee

when they thee discovered,

Oh, God bless thee, Faroes my land.

Bright gleam, which in summer

makes hill-tops so fair;

rough gale, which in winter drives men to despair;

oh life taking storm,

oh conquest of soul,

all making sweet music

uniting the whole.

Each hoping and trusting,

inspiring us all,

To guard thee, O Faroes my land.

And therefore, I kneel down,

to Thee God, in prayer,

may peaceful my lot be,

and do thou me spare,

my soul cleansed; in glory;

I ask Thee to bless,

when I raise my banner

and venture the stress.

The sign of my task, be

it lifted on high,

To guard the, O Faroes my land.

Faroe Islands Flag

Faroe Islands Flag

Flag History Designed by 2 students in Cpenhagen.
Flag Date of Adoption 1948
Flag Symbolism white with a red cross outlined in blue extending to the edges of the flag; the vertical part of the cross is shifted toward the hoist side in the style of the Dannebrog (Danish flag)
White represtents the foam of the sea and clear bright sky of the islands.

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