Canada National Anthem Lyrics

The Canada national anthem, “O Canada,” celebrates the pride and unity of the Canadian nation. Below are the original lyrics in English and French, along with their English translation.

Additional Information

  • Anthem Name: O Canada
  • Written Date: 1880 (French), 1906 (English)
  • Lyricist: Adolphe-Basile Routhier (French), Robert Stanley Weir (English)
  • Composer: Calixa Lavallée
  • Official Adoption Date: 1980

Original Lyrics in English

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all of us command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

Original Lyrics in French

Ô Canada!
Terre de nos aïeux,
Ton front est ceint de fleurons glorieux!
Car ton bras sait porter l’épée,
Il sait porter la croix!
Ton histoire est une épopée
Des plus brillants exploits.
Et ta valeur, de foi trempée,
Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.
Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.

English Translation of the French Lyrics

Here is the Canada national anthem English version. “O Canada” reflects the pride and unity of Canada. Below is the English translation of the French lyrics.

O Canada!
Land of our forefathers,
Thy brow is wreathed with a glorious garland of flowers.
As in thy arm ready to wield the sword,
So also is it ready to carry the cross.
Thy history is an epic
Of the most brilliant exploits.
Thy valour steeped in faith
Will protect our homes and our rights.
Will protect our homes and our rights.

Supporting Links

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Canada National Anthem
Canada National Anthem History – Wikipedia
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