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HIMNO NACIONAL

 

“Salve, Oh Patria!”

Words by: Juan León Mera
Music by: Antonio Neumane
Adopted: 1886

English

¡Salve oh Patria, mil veces!
¡Oh Patria! ¡gloria a ti! ¡gloria a ti!
Y a tu pecho, tu pecho rebosa
Gozo y paz, ya tu pecho rebosa;
y tu frente, tu frente radiosa
mas que el sol contemplamos lucir.
Y tu cir.

Los primeros los hijos del suelo
que el soberbio; el Pichincha decora
te aclamaron por siempre señora
y vertieron su sangre por ti.
Dios miró y aceptó el holacausto,
y esa sangre fue germen fecundo
de otros héroes; que atónito el mundo
vió en tu torno a millares surgir.
Dios migir, a millares surgir.
(repeat)

CHORUS


English:

CHORUS

O homeland, we greet you a thousand times!
Glory be to you, O homeland, glory be to you!
Your breast overflows with joy and peace,
And we see your radiant face shining
(repeat previous three lines)
More brightly than the sun.
(repeat)

The worthy sons of the soil
Which Pichincha on high is adorning,
Always acclaimed you as sovereign lady
And shed their blood for you.
God observed and accepted the sacrifice,
And that blood was the prolific seed
Of other heroes whom the world in astonishment saw

(repeat previous three lines)
Arising in thousands around you.

 

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Updated: 9 April 2008