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Syrian National Anthem

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Syrian National Anthem :

“Homat el Diyar” (translated Guardians of the Homeland) is the national anthem of Syria, with lyrics written by Khalil Mardam Bey and the music by Mohammed Flayfel, who also composed the national anthem of the Palestinian National Authority, as well as many other Arab folk songs. It was adopted in 1936 and temporarily fell from use when Syria joined the United Arab Republic with Egypt in 1958. It was decided that the national anthem of the UAR would be a combination of the then-Egyptian anthem and Homat el Diyar. When Syria seceded from the union in 1961, the anthem was completely restored.

English Translation :

Defenders of our home,
Peace be upon you;
The proud spirits had
refused to subdue.
The lion-abode of Arabism,
A hallowed sanctuary;
The seat of the stars,
An inviolable preserve.
Our hopes and our hearts,
Are entwined with the flag,
Which unites our country…

Author: Khalil Mardam Bey (1895-1959)
Composer: Mohammad Salim Flayfel (1899-1986), Ahmad Salim Flayfel (1906-1991)