Became the National Anthem in 1918

Words by VINCAS KUDIRKA (1858-1899)


Lietuva, tvyne ms ,

Tu didvyri em

I praeities tavo sns

Te stipryb semia!

Tegul saul Lietuvos

Tamsumus praalina

Ir viesa ir tiesa

Mus ingnius telydi



Tegul tavo vaikai eina

vien takais dorybs!

Tegul dirba tavo naudai

Irmoni  grybes!

Tegul meil Lietuvos

Dega ms irdyse

Vardan tos Lietuvos

Vienyb teydi!




Lithuania, land of heroes,

Thou our Fatherland that art,

From the glorious deeds of ages

Shall Thy children take heart.

May Thy children ever follow

Their heroic fathers

In devotion to their country

And good will to others.



May the sun of our loved shore

Shine upon us evermore;

May the right and the truth

Keep our pathway lighted.

May the love of our dear land

Make us strong of heart and hand,

May our land ever stand

Peaceful and united.