God Save the Queen (lyrics)

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Lyrics[edit]

Standard version in the United Kingdom[edit]

1

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.

2

O Lord, our God, arise,
Scatter thine enemies[2],
And make them fall
Confound their politics,
Frustrate their knavish tricks,
On thee our hopes we fix:
God save us all.

3

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. [1]

First verse in French, as sung in Canada[edit]

Dieu protège la reine
De sa main souveraine !
Vive la reine !
Qu'un règne glorieux,
Loin et victorieux
Rende son peuple heureux.
Vive la reine !

Additional verse sung in Canada[edit]

Our loved Dominion bless
With peace and happiness
From shore to shore;
And let our Empire be[3]
Loyal, united, free
True to herself and Thee
God save the Queen. [4]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ When there is a King the two lines in italics become "With heart and voice to sing / God save the King". The female pronouns are also replaced with male pronouns.
  2. ^ Alternatively: "Scatter her enemies".
  3. ^ Alternatively: "And let our country be".
  4. ^ This last line is alternatively "Forever more."


This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.