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Hymne Britannique

God save the Queen

"God Save the Queen" (or "God Save the King", when appropriate) was a patriotic song first publicly performed in London in 1745 after the king, George II defeated the Jacobite claimant to the throne, "Bonnie Prince Charlie. The song came to be referred to as the National Anthem from the beginning of the nineteenth century. On official occasions, only the first verse is usually sung.

The British tune has since become one of the world’s most recognizable anthems, and has has been used in other countries. Many composers, including Beethoven, Haydn and Brahms, have used the tune in their compositions.

"God Save the Queen" also serves as the royal anthem for most Commonwealth countries, such as Australia and Canada.


God save our gracious Queen,
Long live our noble Queen,
God save The Queen.
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us :
God save The Queen.

O Lord our God, arise,
Scatter our enemies,
And make them fall ;
Confound their politics,
Frustrate their knavish tricks ;
On thee our hopes we fix :
God save us all.

Thy choicest gifts in store
On her be pleased to pour,
Long may she reign.
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice,
God save The Queen.

Not in this land alone,
But be God’s mercies known,
From shore to shore !
Lord make the nations see,
That men should brothers be,
And form one family,
The wide world over.

From every latent foe,
From the assassins blow,
God save the Queen !

O’er her thine arm extend,
For Britain’s sake defend,
Our mother, prince, and friend,
God save the Queen !
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