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Iceland National Anthem

Iceland National Anthem
Hymn (Lofsongur)

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Oh, God of our country! Oh, 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,
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,
Iceland’s thousand years!
The hoarfrost of morning which tounted those years,
Thy sun rising high, shall command!

Our country’s God! Our God’s country!
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,
Iceland’s thousand years!
O, prosper our people, diminish our tears
And guide, in Thy wisdom, through life!

Flag History

Adopted June 19, 1915, a red cross was inserted into the white cross of the original
flag of Iceland. White symbolizes the ice and snow that covers Iceland. The deep blue
color is representative of the Atlantic Ocean, while the red represents fire produced
by the island’s volcanoes.

Geographic Coordinates:
65 00 N, 18 00 W
Area:
103,000 sq km
Population:
308,910
Life Expectancy:
80.79 years
Government Type:
Constitutional republic
Capital:
Reykjavik
GDP:
$12.15 billion (2009 est.)
Unemployment:
8.2% (December 2009 est.)
Currency:
Icelandic kro (ISK)
Calling Code:
+354
Internet TLD:
.is

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