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Iceland
"Lofsngur"
(Song of Praise)


ICELANDIC LYRICS

, gu vors lands! , lands vors gu!
Vr lofum itt heilaga, heilaga nafn!
r slkerfum himnanna hnta r krans
nir herskarar, tmanna safn.
Fyrir r er einn dagur sem sund r
og sund r dagur, ei meir:
eitt eilfar smblm me titrandi tr,
sem tilbiur gu sinn og deyr.
slands sund r,
slands sund r,
eitt eilfar smblm me titrandi tr,
sem tilbiur gu sinn og deyr.

, gu, , gu! Vr fllum fram
og frnum r brennandi, brennandi sl,
gu fair, vor drottinn fr kyni til kyns,
og vr kvkum vort helgasta ml.
Vr kvkum og kkum sund r,
v ert vort einasta skjl.
Vr kvkum og kkum me titrandi tr,
v tilbjst vort forlagahjl.
slands sund r
slands sund r
voru morgunsins hmkldu, hrynjandi tr,
sem hitna vi sknandi sl.

, gu vors lands! , lands vors gu!
Vr lifum sem blaktandi, blaktandi str.
Vr deyjum, ef ert ei ljs a og lf,
sem a lyftir oss duftinu fr.
, vert hvern morgun vort ljfasta lf,
vor leitogi daganna raut
og kvldin vor himneska hvld og vor hlf
og vor hertogi jlfsins braut.
slands sund r
slands sund r
veri grandi jlf me verrandi tr,
sem roskast gusrkis braut.


ENGLISH TRANSLATION

Our country's God! Our country's God!
We worship Thy name in its wonder sublime.
The suns of the heavens are set in thy crown
By thy legions, the ages of time!
With Thee is each day as a thousand years,
Each thousand of years, but a day.
Eternity's flow'r, with its homage of tears,
That reverently passes away.
Iceland's thousand years!
Eternity's flow'r, with its homage of tears,
That reverently passes away.

Our God, our God, we bow to Thee,
Our spirits most fervent we place in thy care.
Lord, God of our fathers from age unto age,
We are breathing our holiest prayer.
We pray and we thank Thee a thousand years
For safely protected we stand;
We pray and we bring Thee our homage of tears
Our destiny rest in Thy hand.
Iceland's thousand years
The hoarfrost of morning which tinted those years,
Thy sun rising high, shall command!

Our country's God! Our country's God!
Our life is a feeble and quivering reed;
We perish, deprived of Thy spirit and light
To redeem and uphold in our need.
Inspire us at morn with Thy courage and love,
And lead through the days of our strife!
At evening send peace from Thy heaven above,
And safeguard our nation through life.
Iceland's thousand years!
O, prosper our people, diminish our tears
And guide, in Thy wisdom, through life!
 

 
            




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