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Gott Mit Uns (English)

2012
Lyrics

Spent the night in formation
To the battle we marched in the dawn
We were ready to die for our king
On the fields of Breitenfeld

Fire at will
Aim for their cannons
Counter attack
Thunder of guns

Gott mit uns
As we all stand united
All together Gott mit uns

From the old world’s demise
See an empire rise
From the north reaching far
Here we are

On September the seventh
We filled their hearts with fear
Seven times they attacked on that day
Seven times they retreated

Cavalry charge
Follow that banner
After the king
Freedom we bring

Breaking their lines
Thousands of soldiers
Run for their lives
Legends arise

Music:Brodén
Lyrics:Brodén / Sundström
Historic Fact
Led by King Gustav II Adolf, the Swedish army took on the Catholic League and the Habsburg Imperial Army on September 17, 1631, in an open field near the village of Breitenfeld. The Swedes went into battle with the war cry "Gott mit uns" (God with us). After seven hours of battle, the Swedish-Saxon army was victorious.

Find out more about the Battle of Breitenfeld.