The archives do not provide exact information on how the national anthem came into being. According to oral tradition, the anthem was written by a German priest named Jakob Jauch. He spoke morning mass in Balzers from 1852 to 1856. The anthem is sung to the melody of the British national anthem, "God save the King", by H. Carey. The lyrics, which originally comprised five verses, was modified and shortened in 1963 by a resolution of Parliament. It reads:
Audio-Version of National anthem:
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