Portugal National Anthem Lyrics and Youtube Video

portugal-national-anthem-lyrics-and-youtube-videoThe national anthem of Portugal is A Portuguesa (English: The Portuguese Hymn), Portuguese pronunciation. It was composed by Alfredo Keil and written by Henrique Lopes de Mendonça during the resurgent nationalist movement ignited by the 1890 British ultimatum to Portugal concerning its African colonies. Adopted as the marching song of the failed republican rebellion of January 1891, the song was adopted as the national anthem of the Portuguese Republic in 1911, replacing O Hino da Carta (English: The Charter Anthem), the anthem of the deposed constitutional monarchy.

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Portugal National Anthem Lyrics

A Portuguesa

Hero’is do mar, nobre povo,
Nac,a~o valente, imortal
Levantai hoje de novo,
O esplendor de Portugal
Entre as brumas da memo’ria,
O’ pa’tria sente-se a voz
Dos teus egre’gios avo’s
Que ha’-de guiar-te `a vito’ria.

`As armas! `As armas!
Sobre a terra e sobre o mar!
`As armas! `As armas!
Pela Pa’tria lutar!

Contra os canho~es marchar, marchar!

Desfralda a invicta bandeira
`A luz viva do teu ce’u
Brade a Europa `a terra inteira
Portugal na~o pereceu!
Beija o solo teu jucundo
O oceano a rujir d’amor
E o teu brac,o vencedor
Deu mundos novos ao Mundo!

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Saudai o sol que desponta
Sobre um ridente porvir;
Seja o eco d’uma afronta
O sinal de ressurgir.
Raios d’essa aurora forte
Sa~o como beijos de ma~e
Que nos guardam, nos suste^m,
Contra as inju’rias da sorte.

English Lyrics:

The Portuguese Hymn

Heroes of the sea, noble race,
Valiant and immortal nation,
Now is the hour to raise up on high once more
Portugal’s splendour.
From out of the mists of memory,
Oh Homeland, we hear the voices
Of your great forefathers
That shall lead you on to victory!

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To arms, to arms
On land and sea!
To arms, to arms
To fight for our Homeland!
To march against the enemy guns!

Unfurl the unconquerable flag
In the bright light of your sky!
Cry out to all Europe and the whole world
That Portugal has not perished.
Your happy land is kissed
By the Ocean that murmurs with love.
And your conquering arm
Has given new worlds to the world!

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Salute the Sun that rises
On a smiling future:
Let the echo of an insult be
The signal for our revival.
The rays of that powerful dawn
Are like a mother’s kisses
That protect us and support us
Against the insults of fate.

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