10/11

Today the Swiss national anthem will resound from every loudspeaker across the land. Get ready to join in and sing it out loud!

01/11

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(11) National anthem

Whether you choose to sing the national anthem in German, French, Italian or Romansh, remembering all the lyrics can be challenging. But we are here to help! Here are all four verses in each of the official languages. So sing along!

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First verse

When thou walk’st in morning light
Thou art brilliant in my sight,
Thou art high-enthroned in might
And glory!
When the Alps are touched with fire
Rise up, freeborn Swiss, in choir!
For your pious souls know well
In this good land does God dwell,
In our fatherland the Lord God dwells.

Second verse

When arrayed in ev’ning flame
Thou art come with stars in train,
We thy creatures praise thy name
And nurture!
Under vaulted heaven’s gleaming
Blessed with bliss I lie a-dreaming!
For my pious soul knows well
In this good land does God dwell,
In our fatherland the Lord God dwells.

Third verse

When through fog thou go’st in shroud
Seeking thee I scan the clouds,
Thou that art to myst’ry vowed Eternal!
Then the sun emerges cheery
From the billows grey and dreary,
And our pious souls know well
In this good land does God dwell,
In our fatherland the Lord God dwells.

Fourth verse

When thou sail’st by tempest toss’d
Even then art thou the coast
And the guiding light, our host
And saviour!
In the night of wind and wailing
Let him still our anxious ailing!
Yes, our pious souls know well
In this good land does God dwell,
In our fatherland the Lord God dwells.