The Toast is a song, that was written by France Prešeren in November 1844. But it wasn’t published till year 1848. In year 1991, Stanko Premrl musicalized the song for chorus and its 7th stanza became a Slovene national anthem.
SLOVENE NATIONAL ANTHEM
France Prešeren: A Toast (7th stanza)
God’s blessing on all nations,
Who long and work for that bright day,
When o’er earth’s habitations
No war, no strife shall hold its sway;
Who long to see
That all men free
No more shall foes, but neighbours be.
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France Prešeren is the greatest Slovenian poet, who was born on 3. December 1800 in village Vrba, he died on 8. February 1849 in Kranj. France Prešeren was born into peasant family in Vrba on Gorenjska. In year 1844 he wrote poem Toast, which 7th stanza is today Slovenian national anthem. [_Read more_]
France Prešeren – A toast
This song was preserved in at least six records. In collected works of Slovenian poets and writers was in accordance with the rules published last updated authorised publication, the one from Novice (News) and Kranjska čbelica (Carniola bee) from year 1848. However they differ only in accents. [_Read more_]