Glory to Cygnia
National anthem of Flag of Cygnia.svg Cygnia
Lyrics Jack O'Hagan, 1961
Music Unknown, 1895
Adopted 21 May 1977;
43 years ago
Music sample

Glory to Cygnia is the national anthem of Cygnia, officially adopted in 1977. Glory to Cygnia was originally a patriotic song written by songwriter Jack O'Hagan to the tune of Banjo Paterson's bush ballad Waltzing Matilda.

Lyrics

Standard version

When the National Anthem is sung, usually only the first verse and refrain are used.

Here in this beauteous land of ours, Cygnia
This proud possession, our own piece of earth
That was built by our forebears, who pioneered our heritage,
Here in Cygnia, the land of our birth.

REFRAIN

Glory to Cygnia, Our land Cygnia,
Home of the brave and the strong and the free!
It's our homeland, our own land,
To cherish for eternity,
Glory to Cygnia, The land of the free.

Full version

1st Verse

Here in this beauteous land of ours, Cygnia
This proud possession, our own piece of earth
That was built by our forebears, who pioneered our heritage,
Here in Cygnia, the land of our birth.

REFRAIN

Glory to Cygnia, Our land Cygnia,
Home of the brave and the strong and the free!
It's our homeland, our own land,
To cherish for eternity,
Glory to Cygnia, The land of the free.

2nd Verse

Here in Cygnia, we treasure love and liberty,
Our way of life, all for one, one for all
We're a peace loving nation, but should danger ever threaten us,
Let the world know we will answer the call!

REFRAIN
3rd Verse

Here in Cygnia, an azure banner, floating free,
White cross and stars, waves exultingly!
In our Union no shackled slave shall ever breathe the air,
In Cygnia, o fairest of nations fair!

REFRAIN

Full 1961 version

1st Verse

Here in this beauteous land of ours, Cygnia
This proud possession, our own piece of earth
That was built by our fathers, who pioneered our heritage,
Here in Cygnia, the land of our birth.

REFRAIN

Glory to Cygnia, Our land Cygnia,
Home of the brave and the strong and the free!
It's our homeland, our own land,
To cherish for eternity,
Glory to Cygnia, The land of the free.

2nd Verse

Here in Cygnia, we treasure love and liberty,
Our way of life, all for one, one for all
We're a peace loving race, but should danger ever threaten us,
Let the world know we will answer the call!

REFRAIN
3rd Verse

Here in Cygnia, an azure banner, floating free,
White cross and stars, waves exultingly!
In our Union no shackled slave shall ever breathe the air,
In Cygnia, o fairest of nations fair!

REFRAIN

Alterations

Since the anthem's official adoption in 1977 there have been a number of alterations to the original lyrics in order to modernise them. In 1984, the National Independence Day Council changed "fathers" in the first verse to "forebears" to gender-neutralise the line, and the word "race" in the second verse was changed to "nation".

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