INNO ROMANIA

 

 

Adopted in 1990

Words by ANDREI MURESANU (1816-1863)

 

Deteapt-te, romne, din somnul cel de moarte,
n care te-adncir
barbarii de tirani!
Acum ori niciodat
croie e-ti alt soart,
La care s
se-nchine si cruzii ti dusmani, si cruzii ti dumani!

Acum ori niciodat croie e-ti alt soart,
La care s
se-nchine si cruzii ti dusmani, si cruzii ti dumani!
 

 

 

Acum ori niciodat s dm dovezi in lume
C
-n aste mini mai curge un snge de roman,
Si c
-n a noastre piepturi pstrm cu fal-un nume
Triumf
tor n lupte, un nume de Traian!
 

 

 

Priviti, mree umbre, Mihai, Stefan, Corvine,
Romna natiune, ai vostri str
nepoi,
Cu bra
ele armate, cu focul vostru-n vine,
Via
-n libertate ori moarte! strigm toi.
 

 

 

Preoi, cu crucea-n frunte! Cci oastea e cretin,
Deviza-i libertate
i scopul ei prea sfnt,
Murim mai bine-n lupt
, cu glorie deplin,
Dect s
fim sclavi iari n vechiul nost pmnt!

 

 

TRANSLATION

Wake up, Romanian, from your deadly slumber,

In which barbaric tyrants kept you so long by force!

Now or never is the time for you to have a new fate,

Which should command respect of even your cruel enemies.

 

 

Now or never is the time for us to prove to the entire world

That in these arms a Roman blood still flows,

And that in our hearts we proudly keep a name

Triumphant in all battles, the name of Trajan.

 

 

Behold, glorious shadows, Mihai, Stephen, Corvin,

That is the Romanian nation, your own great-grandsons,

With weapons in their hands, your fire in their veins,

All shouting, "We want to live in freedom, or else better die!"

 

 

Priests carry the cross ahead! The army is all Christian,

Its banner is called freedom and its ideal is sacred,

We'd rather die in battle, and do it in full glory,

Than live again like slaves in our dear old land.