Brazilian Republic Anthem

The "Brazilian Republic Anthem", also known as the "Anthem of the Proclamation of the Republic" is a Brazilian song commemorating the Proclamation of the Republic in Brazil by the 15 November 1889 military coup d'état that abolished the Brazilian Monarchy. It was composed by Leopoldo Miguez (1850–1902), with lyrics by Medeiros e Albuquerque (1867–1934). It was published in an official document on January 21, 1890.

Lyrics

Hino da Proclamação da República
(Portuguese lyrics)
Anthem of the Proclamation of the Republic
(English translation)
1
Seja um pálio de luz desdobrado,
Sob a larga amplidão destes céus.
Este canto rebel, que o passado
Vem remir dos mais torpes labéus!
Seja um hino de glória que fale
De esperanças de um novo porvir!
Com visões de triunfos embale
Quem por ele lutando surgir!
1
May this rebel song be an unfurled mantle of light
Under the vastness of these skies,
This rebel song that comes to redeem
Our past from inglorious deeds!
May this be a glorious anthem that speaks
Of hopes of new beginnings
To inspire with visions of triumph those
who in the future shall come forward to defend it!
Chorus
Liberdade! Liberdade!
Abre as asas sobre nós,
Das lutas na tempestade
Dá que ouçamos tua voz
Chorus
Freedom! Freedom!
Above us spread thy wings.
Through the struggles in the storm
Grant that we hear thy voice.
2
Nós nem cremos que escravos outrora
Tenha havido em tão nobre País...
Hoje o rubro lampejo da aurora
Acha irmãos, não tiranos hostis.
Somos todos iguais! Ao futuro
Saberemos, unidos, levar
Nosso augusto estandarte que, puro,
Brilha, avante, da Pátria no altar !
2
We cannot believe that in another age
Slaves there were in so noble a country.
Now the rosy glow of dawn
Greets brothers, and not hostile tyrants.
We are all equal! In the future, united,
We will know how to take up
Our august banner that, pure,
Glows triumphant from the altar of the fatherland!
3
Se é mister que de peitos valentes
Haja sangue em nosso pendão,
Sangue vivo do herói Tiradentes
Batizou neste audaz pavilhão!
Mensageiro de paz, paz queremos,
É de amor nossa força e poder,
Mas da guerra, nos transes supremos
Heis de ver-nos lutar e vencer!
If it is to be that from brave chests
Our banner will be bloodied
The living blood of the hero Tiradentes[a]
Baptized this bold flag!
Messenger of peace, it is peace for which we yearn,
From love comes our force and power
But in war, in the greatest ordeals
You shall see us struggling and victorious!
4
Do Ipiranga é preciso que o brado
Seja um grito soberbo de fé!
O Brasil já surgiu libertado,
Sobre as púrpuras régias de pé.
Eia, pois, brasileiros avante!
Verdes louros colhamos louçãos!
Seja o nosso País triunfante,
Livre terra de livres irmãos!
4
May the shout from the Ipiranga[b]
Be a defiant cry of faith!
Brazil sprang forth already free,
Standing above the purple vestments of royalty.
So then, forward Brazilians!
May we harvest shining green laurels!
May our country be triumphant,
A free land of free brothers!
(Chorus)
(Chorus)
  1. ^ an 18th-century fighter for independence
  2. ^ the place where Brazilian independence was declared