Adopted in 1947

Words by PAK SE YONG (1902-1989)


A ch'im n pinnara i kangsan

ngum e, chawn do kadk han

Samch'olli, armdaun nae choguk,

Panmannyn oraen ryksa e.

Ch'allan han munhwa ro charanan

Slgiroun inmin i i ynggwang:

Momgwa mam ta pach'y, i, chosn

Kiri pattse. Ch'alse.



Paektusan Kisang l ta anko.

Kllo i chngsin n kittr.

Chilli ro mungch 'y jin ksen ttt

On segye aps nagari.

Sonnn him nodo do naemir,

Inmin i tts ro sn nara.

Han psi pugang hann

I chosn kiri pinnaese.



Let morning shine on the silver and gold of this land,

Three thousand leagues packed with natural wealth.

My beautiful fatherland.

The glory of a wise people

Brought up in a culture brilliant

With a history five millennia long.

Let us devote our bodies and minds

To supporting this Korea for ever.



The firm will, bonded with truth,

Nest for the spirit of labour,

Embracing the atmosphere of Mount Paektu,

Will go forth to all the world.

The country established by the will of the people,

Breasting the raging waves with soaring strength.

Let us glorify for ever this Korea,

Limitlessly rich and strong.