Sons of Norway
Christian Blom
The Previous National Anthem of Norway

1. Sons of Norway, the ancient kingdom, sing to the harps the festive sounds!
Manly and full of solemnity let the music rise!
Our song consecrates the ancestral land.
Memories of ancestors gloriously come back every time we mention our ancestral roots.
Hearts swelling with pride and glowing cheeks hail the beloved, the sacred name.

2. Ancient past, you disappeared but your holy flame blazes still in the Northman’s heart.
One is by family and by power the same. One stands for freedom and the memory of its fame.
And whenever he chants Norway’s glory, his heart swells with pride and desire.
Even the most lovely places of the South are nothing to him in contrast with Norway’s snow covered coast.