Kongesangen

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Kongesangen "The King's song" is a tribute song to Norway's King.[1] It is based on the English royal song "God Save the King" from 1741.[2] The Norwegian author Henrik Wergeland wrote a Norwegian lyric to the English song in 1841 called "Gud signe Kongen vor" It was later rewritten by P. Vogtmann under the name "Gud sign vor Konge god". A simplified version of this was later written by Gustav Jensen.[2]

Song lyrics[change | change source]

1st verse[change | change source]

Gud sign vår Konge god!
Sign ham med kraft og mot
sign hjem og slott!
Lys for ham ved din Ånd,
knytt med din sterke hånd
hellige troskapsbånd
om folk og drott!

2nd verse[change | change source]

Høyt sverger Norges mann
hver i sitt kall, sin stand,
troskap sin drott.
Trofast i liv og død,
tapper i krig og nød,
alltid vårt Norge lød
Gud og sin drott.

References[change | change source]

  1. Doug Lennox, Now You Know Royalty (Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2009), p. 56
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Kongesangen". Store norske leksikon (2005 - 2007. Retrieved 28 August 2015.

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