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Hungary National Anthem

Hungary National Anthem
Hymn (Himnusz)

Lyrics
O, my God, the Magyar bless
With Thy plenty and good cheer!
With Thine aid his just cause press,
Where his foes to fight appear.
Fate, who for so long did’st frown,
Bring him happy times and ways;
Atoning sorrow hath weighed down
Sins of past and future days.

By Thy help our fathers gained
Karpat’s proud and sacred height;
Here by Thee a home obtained
Heirs of Bendeguz, the knight.
Where’er Danube’s waters flow
And the streams of Tisza swell
Arpad’s children, Thou dost know,
Flourished and did prosper well.

For us let the golden grain
Grow upon the fields of Kun,
And let nectar’s silver rain
Ripen grapes of Tokay soon.
Thou our flags hast planted o’er
Forts where once wild Turks held sway;
Proud Vienna suffered sore
From King Matyas’ dark array.

But, alas! for our misdeed,
Anger rose within Thy breast,
And Thy lightnings Thou did’st speed
From Thy thundering sky with zest.
Now the Mongol arrow flew
Over our devoted heads;
Or the Turkish yoke we knew,
Which a free-born nation dreads.

O, how often has the voice
Sounded of wild Osman’s hordes,
When in songs they did rejoice
O’er our heroes’ captured swords!
Yea, how often rose Thy sons,
My fair land, upon Thy sod,
And Thou gavest to these sons,
Tombs within the breast they trod!

Though in caves pursued he lie,
Even then he fears attacks.
Coming forth the land to spy,
Even a home he finds he lacks.
Mountain, vale — go where he would,
Grief and sorrow all the same —
Underneath a sea of blood,
While above a sea of flame.

‘Neath the fort, a ruin now,
Joy and pleasure erst were found,
Only groans and sighs, I trow,
In its limits now abound.
But no freedom’s flowers return
From the spilt blood of the dead,
And the tears of slavery burn,
Which the eyes of orphans shed.

Pity, God, the Magyar, then,
Long by waves of danger tossed;
Help him by Thy strong hand when
He on grief’s sea may be lost.
Fate, who for so long did’st frown,
Bring him happy times and ways;
Atoning sorrow hath weighed down
All the sins of all his days.

Flag History

Adopted October 1, 1957, the Hungarian flag uses the same pattern of the
Tricolore but with red, white and green. Red symbolizes strength, white
stands for faithfulness, and green is the symbolic of hope.

Geographic Coordinates:
47 00 N, 20 00 E
Area:
93,028 sq km
Population:
9,880,059
Life Expectancy:
73.69 years
Government Type:
Parliamentary democracy
Capital:
Budapest
GDP:
$184.9 billion (2009 est.)
Unemployment:
10.8% (2009 est.)
Currency:
Forint (HUF)
Calling Code:
+36
Internet TLD:
.hu

 

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