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National Flag Anthem


Lyrics of: Olavo Bilac (1865-1918)
Music by: Francisco Braga (1868-1945)
First time presented on 9/11/1906

Check out the lyrics below and listen to the song.

Anthem Letter to National Flag

Save beautiful tassel of hope!
Save august symbol of peace!
Your noble presence in remembrance
The greatness of the Fatherland brings us.

Receive the ending affection
in our youthful chest,
Dear symbol of the earth,
From the beloved land of Brazil!

In your beautiful bosom portraits
This sky of pure blue,
The unparalleled greenery of these woods,
And the splendor of the Southern Cross.

Receive the ending affection
In our youthful chest,
Dear symbol of the earth,
From the beloved land of Brazil!

Contemplating your sacred form,
We understand our duty,
And Brazil for your beloved children,
Powerful and happy will be!

Receive the ending affection
In our youthful chest,
Dear symbol of the earth,
From the beloved land of Brazil!

About the huge Brazilian Nation,
In times of celebration or pain,
Always holy flag
Pavilion of justice and love!

Receive the ending affection
In our youthful chest,
Dear symbol of the earth,
From the beloved land of Brazil!