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What are the lyrics of God Save The Queen? – Sun

GOD Save the Queen is possibly the most famous national anthem in the world – and can indeed be linked from 1619, and possibly beyond. Today, Saturday, April 17, 2021, it will be sung at Prince Philip’s funeral.

But what are the lyrics, how many sentences and by whom? Here’s everything you need to know …

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The Queen poses for a photo with the late Prince PhilipCredit: AFP

What are the lyrics of God Save the Queen?

God Save the Queen, or God Save the King depending on the sex of the sitting king, is the national anthem of the UK.

Since its creation, various lines have been added and removed, but, in most cases, only one verse is sung, however at certain times two or very rare. when the three verses are sung.

There are no definitive lyrics, but the following verses are widely accepted as “standard” versions of the national anthem.

Our Graceful Queen!
Our noble queen for years!
God save the Queen!
Send her the victory,
Happiness and glory,
Long-term to rule us:
God save the Queen!

Lord our God,
Scatter her enemies,
And make them fall:
Confusing their politics,
Disappointing their preferences tips,
On Thee’s side, we hope we will fix:
God saves us all.

Your best gifts in the store,
On her being kindly poured out;
She can rule for long:
May she protect our laws,
And never give us the cause,
To sing with heart and voice,
God save the Queen!

    The English women's soccer team sang God Save The Queen


The English women’s soccer team sang God Save The QueenCredit: REX FEATURES

Who wrote God Save the Queen?

There is no confirmed author of the tune and it is possible that the song is adapted from the hymns used in Catholic churches.

The author most often associated with God Save the Queen is John Bull – an English composer, musician and organist who lived in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Bull composed many songs during his lifetime and it is widely claimed that, if he wrote God Save the Queen, he would have done so around 1619.

It was first performed publicly in London in 1745 and the tune has been used in many works over the years – including famous musicians such as Beethoven, Haydn and Brahms.

Other countries sing God Save the Queen?

Due to the widespread access of the British Empire and in some cases it is still used by members of the Commonwealth of Nations as the national anthem.

It is one of the two official national anthems in New Zealand and is still used as the national anthem in Australia, Canada, Jamaica and Tuvalu – although it is rarely played.

God Save the Queen was no longer the official national anthem of Australia in 1974 and was replaced by Advance Australia Fair.

Did Sex Pistols record their own version of God Save The Queen?

In 1977, the year of Queen Elizabeth II’s punk band Silver Jubilee, The Sex Pistols recorded and released a song titled God Save the Queen, considered an insult to the monarchy.

Many venues have banned groups from performing, and certain media have refused to play songs or cover Sex Pistols.

Despite the efforts of censorship, the song still peaked at number 2 on the UK singles chart.

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