Maamme

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Maamme - Vårt land
English: Our Land
Vårt land - front page.jpg
Frontpage of Vårt land by Johan Ludvig Runeberg
National anthem of Finland
Also known asVårt land
English: Our Land
LyricsJohan Ludvig Runeberg, 1848
MusicFredrik Pacius, 1848
Music sample

Maamme (Finnish) or Vårt land (Swedish) is the title of Finland's national anthem. There is no law on an official national anthem in Finland, but Maamme is firmly established by convention. The anthem was composed by German-born composer Fredrik Pacius in 1848 and first performed 13 May 1848. and the lyrics were written by Finnish poet Johan Ludvig Runeberg in Swedish. In 1889 it was translated to Finnish by Paavo Cajander.

Lyrics[change | change source]

Oi maamme, Suomi, synnyinmaa,
soi, sana kultainen!
Ei laaksoa, ei kukkulaa,
ei vettä, rantaa rakkaampaa
kuin kotimaa tää pohjoinen,
maa kallis isien.

Sun kukoistukses kuorestaan
kerrankin puhkeaa;
viel' lempemme saa nousemaan
sun toivos, riemus loistossaan ,
ja kerran laulus, synnyinmaa
korkeemman kaiun saa.

Vårt land, vårt land, vårt fosterland,
ljud högt, o dyra ord!
Ej lyfts en höjd mot himlens rand,
ej sänks en dal, ej sköljs en strand,
mer älskad än vår bygd i nord,
än våra fäders jord!

Din blomning, sluten än i knopp,
Skall mogna ur sitt tvång;
Se, ur vår kärlek skall gå opp
Ditt ljus, din glans, din fröjd, ditt hopp.
Och högre klinga skall en gång
Vår fosterländska sång.