The National Anthem of the

Kingdom of Romania

Trăiască Regele (Long live the King) was the national anthem of the Principality of Romania and later Kingdom of Romania between 1866 and 1948. The music was composed in 1862 by Eduard Hübsch, an army captain who later became the chief of the music department of the Minister of War. The lyrics were written by the Romanian poet Vasile Alecsandri in 1881, when Romania became a Kingdom.

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Trăiască Regele
("Long live the King")

Trăiască Regele
În pace şi onor
De ţară iubitor
Şi-apărător de ţară.

Fie Domn glorios
Fie peste noi,
Fie-n veci norocos
În război.

O! Doamne Sfinte,
Ceresc părinte,
Susţine cu a Ta mână
Coroana Română!

Trăiască Patria
Cât soarele ceresc,
Rai vesel pământesc
Cu mare, falnic nume.

Fie-n veci el ferit
De nevoi,
Fie-n veci locuit
De eroi.

O! Doamne Sfinte,
Ceresc Părinte,
Întinde a Ta mână
Pe Ţara Română!