|English: Lord, Give Us Justice|
|National anthem of||Serbia|
|Lyrics||Jovan Đorđević, 1872|
|Music||Davorin Jenko, 1872|
"Bože pravde" (sr-cyrl. Боже правде, pron. [bǒʒe prâːʋde] "boh-zheh PRAHV-deh"; lit. 'God of Justice') is the national anthem of Serbia, enshrined in Article 7 of the Constitution. It has been around since the 19th century; the music was composed by Slovene musician Davorin Jenko (Davorin Yenko) and the lyrics were written by Jovan Đorđević (Yovan Gyorgyevich) in 1872. Ten years later, it was first adopted when the Kingdom of Serbia was formed, which then lasted until 1919, a year after the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (then known as the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes) was formed. It was fully relinquished in 1945 and was replaced by "Hej, Slaveni!". Shortly after Serbia and Montenegro split, "Bože pravde" was readopted in November 2006.
Lyrics[change | change source]
Serbian (Vukovica Cyrillic)
Serbian (Gaj Latin)
Poetic English translation
Боже правде, ти што спасе
Bože pravde, ti što spase
God of Justice; Thou who saved us
References[change | change source]
- President of the Republic of Serbia - Republic of Serbia
- https://web.archive.org/web/20130616134133/http://www.srbija.gov.rs/cinjenice_o_srbiji/ustav_odredbe.php?id=217 Constitution of the Republic of Serbia. Coat of arms, flag and national anthem, Article 7. srbija.gov.rs.
- https://web.archive.org/web/20110720105114/http://www.srbija.gov.rs/pages/article.php?id=5412&change_lang=en National symbols and anthem of the Republic of Serbia. Government of Serbia.
- https://web.archive.org/web/20091219072218/http://www.parlament.gov.rs/content/lat/akta/akta_detalji.asp?Id=549&t=Z Zakon o izgledu i upotrebi grba, zastave i himne Republike Srbije. Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia – No. 36/2009. Narodna skupština Republike Srbije – JP "Službeni glasnik". 2009-05-11.
- https://books.google.com/books?id=m0ZteuDbZg4C&pg=PA15 Serbia, Her People, History and Aspirations. 1915. Petrovitch, Voislav. p.15. ISBN 978-1-60206-941-1. Cosimo, Inc. Translated by Elisabeth Christitch, originally published in The Times.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bože pravde instrumental.|
- Parliament of Serbia A page featuring sheet music for Brass Band, and for Orchestra with mixed choir, as well as an instrumental file