‘God Save The King’ lyrics: What are the words of the new national anthem? – The US sun

GOD SAVE THE KING is Britain’s centuries-old national anthem.

But a lot of people only know the chorus, so what are the new lyrics? Here’s everything you need to know…

What are the lyrics to God Save The King?

The lyrics to God Save The Queen – or God Save The King change depending on the gender of the reigning monarch.

After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the lyrics changed for the reigning monarch, King Charles III. changed.

They have not been sung in this country since 1952 after the untimely death of King George VI.

Various verses have been added and removed since its creation centuries ago.

Usually only one verse is sung. At certain times two or very rarely three are sung.

There is no definitive text, but the following verses are generally accepted as the standard version of the national anthem.

The lyrics of the British national anthem God Save The King are as follows:

God save our gracious king!

Long live our noble king!

God save the king!

send him victorious,

happy and glorious,

Rule over us long:

God save the king!

O Lord our God arise,

scatter his enemies,

And drop them:

confuse their politics,

Foil their rogue tricks,

We place our hopes in you:

God protect us all.

Your finest gifts in the store,

pour on him gladly;

May he reign long:

may he defend our laws,

And always give us reason

to sing with heart and voice,

God save the king!

Who wrote God Save the King?

There is no confirmed author of the tune and it is possible that the hymn was adapted from chants used in Catholic churches.

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

Bull composed many pieces of music during his lifetime and it is widely known that when he wrote God Save The King he did so around 1619.

Other early composers such as Thomas Ravenscroft, Henry Purcell and Henry Carey have all been speculated as possible creators.

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

What other countries sing God Save the King?

God Save The King is still used as the national anthem by some Commonwealth countries.

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

God Save The King ceased to be the official national anthem of Australia in 1974 and was replaced by Advance Australia Fair.

The melody is used for the Liechtenstein national anthem “Oben am Junge Rhein” and the Norwegian royal anthem “Kongesangen”.

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

In 1977, the year of Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee punk band The Sex Pistols, she recorded and released a song titled “God Save The Queen,” which was viewed as an insult to the monarchy.

Many venues banned the group from performing, and certain media outlets refused to play the song or cover the Sex Pistols.

Despite attempts to censor the song, it reached #2 in the UK Singles Chart.

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