National Anthem of the Philippines (Spanish)

National Anthem of the Philippines in the original Spanish


When the Marcha Filipina Magdalo (later renamed Marcha Nacional Filipina) was composed by Julian Felipe to serve as the national march of the Philippines at its proclamation of independence in 1898, it was purely instrumental and without words. It was only a year later that a young soldier by the name of Jose Palma penned the poem Filipinas which would serve as the first set of lyrics sung to accompany the Marcha.



Filipinas

Tierra adorada
Hija del sol de Oriente
Su fuego ardiente en ti latiendo esta.
Patria de amores!
Del heroismo cuna,
Los invasores
No te hallaran jamas.

En tu azul cielo, en tus auras,
En tus montes y en tu mar
Esplende y late el poema
De tu amada libertad.
Tu pabellon, que en las lides
La victoria ilumino
No vera nunca apagados
Sus estrellas y su sol.

Tierra de dichas, del sol y amores,
En tu regazo dulce es vivir.
Es una gloria para tus hijos,
Cuando de ofenden, por ti morir.
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