Lyrics of the German National Anthem in English – Deutschlandlied

The Lyrics of German National Anthem “Deutschlandlied” (English: “Song of Germany”, German pronunciation: [ˈdɔʏtʃlantˌliːt]; also known as “Das Lied der Deutschen“, or “The Song of the Germans”), or part of it, has been the national anthem of Germany since 1922. But the First and Second verse of the original german anthem is no longer part of the anthem in modern Germany.

german national anthem english lyrics

Since World War II and the fall of Nazi Germany and in  our website only the third stanza has been used as the national anthem. The stanza’s beginning, “Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit” (“Unity and Justice and Freedom”) is considered the unofficial national motto of Germany, and is inscribed on modern German Army belt buckles and the rims of some German coins

Lyrics of the German National Anthem


Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit,
fuer das deutsche Vaterland!
Danach lasst uns alle streben,
bruederlich mit Herz und Hand!
Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit,
sind des Glueckes Unterpfand.
Blueh im Glanze dieses Glueckes,
bluehe deutsches Vaterland!


Unity and right and freedom for the German fatherland;

Let us all pursue this purpose brotherly, with heart and hand.

Unity and right and freedom are the pledge of happiness.

Flourish in this blessing’s glory, flourish, German fatherland.


.It worthy to note that the first and Second Verse is no longer used today by Germans. The lyrics german anthem currently begins from the third verse.


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