Salve, O Patria

(Hail, O Fatherland)

Original Spanish Words

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¡Salve oh Patria, mil veces!

¡Oh Patria! ¡gloria a ti! ¡gloria a ti!

Y a tu pecho, tu pecho rebosa

Gozo y paz, ya tu pecho rebosa;

y tu frente, tu frente radiosa

mas que el sol contemplamos lucir. Y tu cir.



Los primeros los hijos del suelo

que el soberbio; el Pichincha decora

te aclamaron por siempre señora

y vertieron su sangre por ti.

Dios miró y aceptó el holacausto,

y esa sangre fue germen fecundo

de otros héroes; que atónito el mundo

vió en tu torno a millares surgir.

Dios migir, a millares surgir.

(repeat)



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English Translation

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O homeland, we greet you a thousand times!

Glory be to you, O homeland, glory be to you!

Your breast overflows with joy and peace,

And we see your radiant face shining

(repeat previous three lines)

More brightly than the sun.

(repeat)



The worthy sons of the soil

Which Pichincha on high is adorning,

Always acclaimed you as sovereign lady

And shed their blood for you.

God observed and accepted the sacrifice,

And that blood was the prolific seed

Of other heroes whom the world in astonishment saw

(repeat previous three lines)

Arising in thousands around you.

(repeat)



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Lyrics: Juan León Mera, 1865

Music: Antonio Neumane, 1866

Adopted: 1948