Hino da Carta

The Hymno da Carta (English: Hymn of the Charter, modern Portuguese spelling: Hino da Carta) was officially proclaimed the national anthem of the Kingdom of Portugal in May 1834.[1] It was composed by D. Pedro IV, King Pedro IV of Portugal (also Emperor Pedro I of Brazil). "Carta" stands for the Constitutional Charter which Peter IV granted to Portugal. The anthem remained officially in place until 19 July 1911,[2] one year after Portugal became a republic, and was replaced by A Portuguesa.

Hymno da Carta
English: Hymn of the Charter
Hymno da Carta - capa.jpg
Copy of the original "Hymno da Carta".

Former national anthem of Portugal
MusicPedro IV of Portugal, 1821
AdoptedMay 1834
Relinquished5 October 1910
Audio sample
"Hino da Carta" (instrumental)


Portuguese lyrics Approximate translation
First stanza

Ó Pátria, Ó Rei, Ó Povo,
Ama a tua Religião
Observa e guarda sempre
Divinal Constituição

O Fatherland, King and people,
Your religion love and serve!
Divinely giv'n, ye shall preserve.
Our Divine Constitution!


Viva, viva, viva ó Rei
Viva a Santa Religião
Vivam Lusos valorosos
A feliz Constituição
A feliz Constituição

Hail, hail, hail oh King,
On our holy religion rest
Long Live Lusitanians fired with valor,
Hail our blessed constitution,
Hail our constitution blest!

Second stanza

Ó com quanto desafogo
Na comum agitação
Dá vigor às almas todas
Divinal Constituição

Oh with what relief
In the common disturbance
Strength it gives to all souls
Divine Constitution

Third stanza

Venturosos nós seremos
Em perfeita união
Tendo sempre em vista todos
Divinal Constituição

Fortunate we shall be
In perfect union
Always bearing in sight
Divine Constitution

Fourth stanza

A verdade não se ofusca
O Rei não se engana, não,
Proclamemos Portugueses
Divinal Constituição

The truth does not blur
The King does not do wrong, no,
Portuguese let us proclaim
Divine Constitution


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Portugal (1834-1910)". nationalanthems.info. 7 April 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Portugal". nationalanthems.info. 7 April 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2018.

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