Translation © by Salvador Pila

Thy days are done
Language: English 
Available translation(s): CAT
Thy days are done, thy fame begun;
  Thy country's strains record
The triumphs of her chosen Son,
  The slaughters of his sword! 
The deeds he did, the fields he won,
  The freedom he restored! 

Though thou art fall'n, while we are free
  Thou shalt not taste of death! 
The generous blood that flowed from thee
  Disdained to sink beneath:
Within our veins its currents be,
  Thy spirit on our breath! 

Thy name our charging hosts along,
  Shall be the battle-word! 
Thy fall, the theme of choral song
  From virgin voices poured! 
To weep will do thy glory wrong:
  Thou shalt not be deplored.


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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-15
Line count: 18
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Els teus dies s'han acabat
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the English 
Els teus dies s’han acabat i la teva glòria comença;
els cants del poble et lloen,
a tu, eminent, al camí de la victòria,
la teva espasa en l’impuls de l’enemic,
totes les gestes que has acomplert,
et donen mercès per la llibertat!

I encara que caigueres – mentre nosaltres som lliures,
no has de conèixer la mort,
la teva sang tan noble i fidel,
no ha d’anar a la terra!
Corre de nou a les nostres venes,
que el teu esperit onegi a dins nostre!

Que el teu nom sigui el senyal
quan la tropa vagi al combat;
i que el cor de donzelles no es planyi
de què el nostre heroi defallí!
Les llàgrimes profanarien la teva glòria:
nosaltres no et plorarem pas!


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This text was added to the website: 2020-05-12
Line count: 18
Word count: 125