What are the lyrics to the Switzerland national anthem and what do they mean translated to English?

MURAT YAKIN and his side have secured their fifth consecutive appearance at the World Cup, with the Red Crosses looking to put up a fight in Qatar.

Switzerland have become a regular feature in the World Cup, but are still yet to make it past the quarter-finals of the tournament.

GettyGranit Xhaka is the Switzerland captain and has amassed 107 caps for his nation[/caption]

The side qualified for this year’s competition with relative ease finishing top of their group which featured four-time winners Italy.

Captain, Granit Xhaka, will lead the side out in their games where they face Cameroon, Serbia and Brazil in group G.

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What are the lyrics to Switzerland’s national anthem?

The Swiss side, like the rest of the nations involved in the tournament, will be belting out their national anthem before games to try and inspire themselves to victory.

The anthem, named the Swiss Psalm, references the famous alps and depicts the scene of Switzerland.

The song was was composed in 1841, but not officially declared the nation’s anthem until 1981.

Here’s what it means:


Verse 1

When the morning skies grow red
And over us their radiance shed
Thou, O Lord, appeareth in their light!
When the alps glow bright with splendour,
Pray to God, to Him surrender!
For you feel and understand
That God dwelleth in this land.
That God, the Lord, dwelleth in this land.

Verse 2

In the sunset Thou art night
And beyond the starry sky
Thou, O loving father, ever near!
When to Heaven we are departing
Joy and bliss Thou’lt be imparting!
For we feel and understand
That God dwelleth in this land.
That God, the Lord, dwelleth in this land.

Verse 3

When dark clouds enshroud the hills
And gray mist the valley fills
Yet Thou art not hidden from thy sons!
Pierce the gloom in which we cower
With Thy sunshine’s cleansing power
Then we’ll feel and understand
That God dwelleth in this land.
That God, the Lord, dwelleth in this land.

Verse 4

Towards us in the wild storm coming,
You yourself give us resistance and stronghold,
You, almighty ruling, rescuing!
During horror and nights of thunderstorms
Let us childlike trust Him!
Yes, we feel and understand,
That God dwelleth in this land.
That God, the Lord, dwelleth in this land.

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