Britain National Anthem Lyrics

National Anthem Lyrics

Britain National Anthem Lyrics

God Save the King*

[Verse 1:]
God save our gracious King,
Long live our noble King,
God save the King!
Send him victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us,
God save the King !

[Verse 2:]
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!

[Verse 3:]
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 ov'er

[Verse 4:]
From every latent foe,
From the assasins blow,
God save the King!
O'er his thine arm extend,
For Britain's sake defend,
Our Father, prince, and friend,
God save the King!

[Verse 5:]
Thy choicest gifts in store,
On him be pleased to pour,
Long may he reign!
May he defend our laws,
And ever give us cause,
To sing with heart and voice,
God save the King!

[**Verse 6:]
Lord grant that Marshal Wade
May by thy mighty aid
Victory bring.
May he sedition hush,
And like a torrent rush,
Rebellious Scots to crush.
God save the King!

*changed from Queen after the passing of Queen Elizabeth II
(Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; April 21st, 1926 - September 8th, 2022)

**Verse 6 is often omitted. It was added as a prayer for the success of Field Marshal George Wade's army, which was assembling at Newcastle in 1745 to defend against the Scottish Uprising, led by Bonnie Prince Charlie.

[Thanks to macleod_patrick, ROKnight007, Sarahquinlivan1 for correcting these Lyrics]

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