The world's Longest national anthem


THE WORLD'S LONGEST
NATIONAL ANTHEM

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What is the world's longest national anthem?

Ode to Freedom, originally written as a poem by Dionysios Soloms in 1823 and composed by Nikolaos Mantzaros in 1828, was adopted as the national anthem of Greece in 1864.

The anthem is 158 stanzas long, here are the first 7 in English:

We knew thee of old,
Oh, divinely restored,
By the lights of thine eyes
And the light of thy Sword.

From the graves of our slain
Shall thy valor prevail
As we greet thee again-
Hail, Liberty! Hail!

Long time didst thou dwell
Mid the peoples that mourn,
Awaiting some voice
That should bid thee return.

Ah, slow broke that day
And no man dared call,
For the shadow of tyranny
Lay over all.

And we saw thee sad-eyed,
The tears on thy cheeks
While thy raiment was dyed
In the blood of the Greeks.

Yet, behold now thy sons
With impetuous breath
Go forth to the fight
Seeking Freedom or Death.

From the graves of our slain
Shall thy valor prevail
As we greet thee again-
Hail, Liberty! Hail!

The shortest national anthem is the Japanese anthem at only 4 lines long.

Here is the English translation:

May your reign
Continue for a thousand,
Eight thousand generations,
Until pebbles
Grow into boulders
Covered in moss.

The world's Longest national anthem

The world's Longest national anthem

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