冰島國歌


文: Winnie

北歐五國之中,芬蘭跟冰島都是經過一番努力才成為獨立國家。芬蘭經歷過內戰,差一點就由共產黨治國,冰島從前受到丹麥統治,在1944年才成為獨立國家。
冰島的國歌稱為《Ó, guð vors lands》,意思為「祖國之神」,字詞由Matthías Jochumsson所作,旋律則由Sveinbjörn Sveinbjörnsson譜寫。整首歌共分為三個段落,不過大家通常只唱第一個段落。當地人說國歌要唱得好並不容易,所以都是由歌喉好的人在唱。
 
這是第一段歌詞內容的英譯:
Our country’s God! 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!, ;:

Eternity’s flow’r, with its homage of tears,
That reverently passes away.
以下影片為第一段歌詞演唱:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FkbXTDzKBc

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