United Nations Anthem (Vocal) Hymn to the United Nations

Published March 22, 2021 21 Views

Rumble The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations.

Hymn was written by Catalonian Pablo Casals. The words were written by poet W.H. Auden of the United Kingdom. Song was performed at the United Nations in 1971, on the occasion of the 26th anniversary of the United Nations.

Eagerly, musician.
Sweep your string,
So we may sing.
Elated, optative,
Our several voices
Interblending,
Playfully contending,
Not interfering
But co-inhering,
For all within
The cincture
of the sound,
Is holy ground
Where all are brothers,
None faceless Others.

Let mortals beware
Of words, for
With words we lie,
Can say peace
When we mean war,
Foul thought speak- fair
And promise falsely,
But song is true:
Let music for peace
Be the paradigm,
For peace means to change
At the right time,
as the World-Clock
Goes Tick- and Tock.

So may the story
Of our human city
Presently move
Like music, when
Begotten notes
New notes beget
Making the flowing
Of time a growing
Till what it could be.

At last it is,
Where even sadness
Is a form of gladness,
Where fate is freedom,
Grace and Surprise.

Hymn to the UN / l'Hymne des Nations Unies / Himno de las Naciones Unidas / Hymne der Vereinten Nationen / Hino das Nações Unidas / Inno delle Nazioni Unite / Volkslied naar de Verenigde Naties / Гимн ООН / Hymn ONZ