Words: (1818-1898); trans­lat­ed from Swed­ish to Nor­we­gian by Nor­dahl Rolf­sen (1848-1928); trans­lat­ed from Nor­weg­ian to Eng­lish by an un­known au­thor.

Music: Grieg, (1843-1907).

If you know when the words or mu­sic were writ­ten, the Eng­lish trans­lat­or, or where to get a pic­ture of him

O God of Hosts, with Thy strong hand,
Protect the sons of our fair land;
Be Thou our Shield in war or peace,
And guide our steps till life shall cease.

Thou Lord, defend this land of ours,
Its smiling shores, its mountain towers;
Thy blessing on its future shed
Like morning dew when night is fled.

In truth and light we fain would grow,
Thy laws would love, Thy Word would know;
In Thee we will for aye abide;
O Lord of all, be Thou our Guide!