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O Canada Lyrics Quiz

Guess the lyrics to the English version of the Canadian national anthem.
Note: The lyrics were changed in 2018
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Last updated: August 28, 2018
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First submittedOctober 27, 2009
Times taken46,010
Average score59.5%
Rating4.39
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🇨🇦
O
Canada
 
Our
home
and
native
land
🇨🇦
True
patriot
love
in
all
of
us
command
🇨🇦
With
glowing
hearts
we
see
thee
rise
🇨🇦
The
True
North
strong
and
free
🇨🇦
From
far
and
wide
🇨🇦
O
Canada
we
stand
on
guard
for
thee
🇨🇦
God
keep
our
land
glorious
and
free
🇨🇦
O
Canada
we
stand
on
guard
for
thee
🇨🇦
O
Canada
we
stand
on
guard
for
thee
102 Recent Comments
+10
Level 44
Feb 4, 2012
I live in the U.S. but I love hockey so this one was easy :-)
+3
Level 54
Oct 6, 2012
I love hockey too, but I could only muster stand on guard... I could hum it well enough... I need to watch more games. If we get any games this year.
+2
Level 37
Dec 27, 2012
Same here - I got the first line and the last four.
+4
Level 82
Jul 1, 2013
I probably heard the anthem first at hockey games (dad used to work for the Capitals) but remember the lyrics better from Terrence and Philip singing it on South Park.
+3
Level 28
Jul 5, 2019
Yeah, not so much for me, I'm american and didn't do so well. I've only heard the music, not the lyrics. :p It's a pretty song
+5
Level 75
Feb 7, 2013
O Canada Our home and native land. True patriot love in all thy sons command. With loyal hearts we sing the praise of the true North strong and free. We stand on guard O Canada We stand on guard for Thee

O Canada, glorious and free

We stand on guard We stand on guard for thee

O Canada we stand on guard for thee.

They revised it 25 years ago and I still got 7. Not bad for an old Yankee.

+1
Level 49
Feb 23, 2021
I could swear the NHL anthem version says "our sons." Didn't even know the new words, just guessed them.
+2
Level 81
Jul 1, 2022
The official version used to be "all thy sons" but was changed about 5 years ago to "all of us."

Not entirely sure how the NHL version reads (although I'd be a bit surprised to hear they had a separate version?). At any rate I would assume they would have changed it fairly shortly thereafter to reflect the official change.

+2
Level 7
Jun 1, 2013
1:29 left. Thanks to the excessive times I have to here the theme. ;)
+2
Level 10
Jun 18, 2013
Got it in 20 seconds. Go Canada!
+2
Level 22
Jul 3, 2013
1:46 left and I'm American. Pays to live abroad
+3
Level 65
Jul 3, 2013
Canadian friends: thank you for being awesome!
+3
Level 57
Jan 1, 2014
easy and im british
+3
Level 81
Feb 12, 2014
Now add the other three verses and see how many people get it right!
+4
Level 48
Jun 10, 2014
I thought the Canadian national anthem was "Canada's Really Big"?
+5
Level 85
Mar 11, 2021
An ok song, but personally I'd pick The Last Saskatchewan Pirate!
+3
Level 26
Jan 11, 2015
25%.

I am American and learned this in my church's hymnal.

Though i should know more, given that i live in Minnesota and that one of my life dreams is to move to Canada...

+2
Level 77
Apr 11, 2015
100%, from the USA. Listened to a lot of hockey games on the radio growing up. Canadians are always impressed that I can sing their national anthem and name their prime minister (even if they often cringe when I say his name).
+4
Level 34
Jun 15, 2015
sons is actually supposed to be Son's.......
+2
Level 24
Jun 29, 2015
100% and i'm a Texan
+8
Level 65
Jun 29, 2015
Too Canada-centric.
+3
Level 75
Jul 7, 2015
Somebody had to say it.
+2
Level 95
Jun 29, 2015
quizzicalguy no duh is CANADA's national anthem so no duh and man they should make us have to write out the whole anthem to make it harder
+2
Level 65
Dec 20, 2021
joke?
+1
Level 42
Jan 22, 2023
Yeah, ever heard of a joke?
+2
Level 35
Jul 7, 2015
13 seconds.
+2
Level 9
Feb 16, 2016
34/37

Sorry Canada...

+2
Level 47
Nov 18, 2016
Piece of cake for this American, big hockey fan, so heard it many many times.
+2
Level 68
Dec 23, 2016
For some reason the Kiwanis clubs in the Pacific Northwest sing this at their meetings, in case any Canadian Kiwanis members are present. 100%
+2
Level 55
Apr 12, 2017
100% and I'm born and raised in the United States
+2
Level 22
May 7, 2017
hahaha, i guess it wasn't just me who had trouble with the "with glowing hearts we see the rise" line. i think that's the part where it usually flips over to french, so i couldn't quite remember it
+2
Level 93
Jul 1, 2017
Indonesian can solve this, too
+2
Level 59
Jul 1, 2017
Happy Canada Day!
+2
Level 55
Jul 1, 2017
Big Time Schnitzel, I agree - HAPPY CANADA DAY 150!!!!!
+2
Level 68
Jul 2, 2017
I got 43% and didn't know any of it. All words guessed! From NZ...
+1
Level 54
Nov 7, 2021
Same! I got 49% tho. Australia
+2
Level 62
Jul 15, 2017
Oh boy. A minute in, and I had two words. Guess which?

Finally threw in a few "thy"s and "thee"s.

Everything they say about Americans (ok, me) is true.

+3
Level 59
Nov 14, 2017
Don't feel too bad, I only know the first line of the American anthem and that's still more than i know of any other country in the world outside of Canada.
+2
Level 16
Aug 4, 2017
i did it
+3
Level 76
Apr 15, 2018
How are we supposed to do this quiz when the lyrics to our anthem are always changing? Ridiculous.
+1
Level 77
Jul 1, 2022
It’s ok, you can get through this!
+4
Level 40
May 8, 2018
The Canadian anthem has been changed from thy son's to thus for political correctness. Credits to Justin Trudeau and gender neutralness
+2
Level ∞
May 8, 2018
Updated.
+6
Level 70
May 9, 2018
We have real issues to solve in this country, and this wasn't one of them. Not a fan of Trudeau's crusade for political correctness, and for the sake of "peoplekind" I hope he sticks closer to his campain promises from now on...
+3
Level ∞
Apr 29, 2022
What's easier to do, fix a serious entrenched problem like Canada's housing crisis, or change a few words to a song?
+2
Level 85
May 9, 2018
Got goosebumps typing it in.
+7
Level 84
May 9, 2018
Oh, wonderful. You changed the quiz to match the gramatically nonsensical "in all of us command" update. Get ready to change it again when we elect someone who speaks English.
+3
Level 62
May 12, 2018
I almost aced this one thanks to Rush with Terrance and Phillip on the South Park movie. I didn't know that the "all thy sons" line had recently been changed. Political correctness is pure insanity. I guess time will tell if the Star Spangled Banner in the US will be edited, changed, or just banned outright as hate speech.
+2
Level 73
Jul 1, 2018
It's a beautiful anthem, easy to sing, wish our national anthem was God Bless America, which is beautiful and easy as well.
+2
Level 67
Jul 1, 2018
Do countries use national anthems at anything but sporting events? In the US, you never hear the national anthem anywhere else. You hear other patriotic songs places (especially "God Bless America"), but the anthem is pretty much only in sports.
+2
Level 85
Jul 1, 2018
They play it at our local symphony's concerts. Honestly, it's weird. But I live in Texas.
+3
Level 62
Jun 29, 2020
at schools in Canada they play it every morning
+2
Level 89
Jul 1, 2018
Who else typed in "O", "Canada" and then a bunch of common English conjunctions, pronouns, "be" forms and articles? Maybe "land" and "king" or "queen".
+4
Level 68
Jul 1, 2018
You too, eh? I knew the first line, then guessed common words. Turns out they don't mention maple syrup or moose in their national anthem. =)
+2
Level 78
Jul 2, 2018
O Canada, la la la la la la.
+2
Level 54
Jul 2, 2018
Wohooo got o and Canada
+5
Level 47
Jul 2, 2018
I'm still going to sing it as "thy sons", regardless of the PC nonsense.
+3
Level 54
Jul 2, 2018
I was stuck because I only really know the original anthem with all thy sons command, instead of this new gender neutral anthem
+1
Level 67
Jan 20, 2019
Same here. We can all thank one person for this.
+4
Level 50
Jul 2, 2018
I thought it was "all thy sons command"???
+3
Level 16
Jul 3, 2018
same here but they changed the lyrics
+6
Level 64
Jul 27, 2018
I wish they hadn't, all thy sons command sounds better
+2
Level 48
Feb 2, 2019
I know the first 7 words, just guessed on the rest
+4
Level 28
Jun 18, 2019
Its all thy sons not all of us
+3
Level 72
Sep 19, 2019
*It's
+2
Level 89
Nov 21, 2019
'Tis.
+2
Level 28
Jul 5, 2019
I did okay, for an american who knows very little, literally the words, O Canada and we. 51% :}
+2
Level 30
Nov 21, 2019
Who the heck are the 1% that didn't guess CANADA in THEIR OWN NATIONAL ANTHEM. i'm Canadian and 100% pissed
+1
Level 77
Jul 1, 2022
It’s ok, you will get through this hardship.
+2
Level 43
Feb 21, 2020
I myself am Canadian and got 100%. at first I thought that the "Thee" should've been part of "The" but ok
+3
Level 56
Jun 15, 2020
I'm going to blame how long this took me on the French/English mashup that they always played at school. Still can't sing it without switching languages.
+4
Level 29
Nov 26, 2020
Yeah, I keep on singing the french lyrics as well.
+3
Level 56
Aug 29, 2020
As an American from the South who doesn't watch hockey, I'm proud to say that this is still possible. Also, I know this is correct, but why did they change in from "...in all thy sons command?"
+2
Level 56
Aug 29, 2020
Never mind, it's because of Trudeau. Makes sense.
+4
Level 37
Jan 3, 2021
When doing this I realized that I dont know it in full english because we sing it in both languages! Pretty bad for a canadian:(
+1
Level 45
Mar 3, 2023
i only know the version with french, i didn't do too well:/
+1
Level 64
Feb 22, 2021
Even as a Canadian I just couldn't remeber what ''In all our sons command'' was changed too :(
+1
Level 34
Mar 19, 2021
I got 100% but I am Canadian anyways so .......
+1
Level 48
Aug 5, 2021
100%, a Brit that lived in Canada
+1
Level 21
Jan 13, 2022
I'm American and I know nothing of this song but still got 15/37. I count it as a win for me.
+1
Level 77
Mar 19, 2022
Man I love this anthem. I love how NHL games play both the Canadian and American anthems (at least, at one point they did).
+1
Level 58
Jul 1, 2022
Whenever both teams are from different countries do they do both anthems
+2
Level 71
Jul 1, 2022
Not sure why the government changed in all thy son's command to "in all of us command" instead of in all of our command.

But then again we're unfortunately led by someone who thinks people should say "peoplekind" instead of mankind when the "man" in mankind refers to humans not men.

+1
Level 90
Jul 1, 2022
Just for fun I tried doing this by filling in the lyrics to Blame Canada instead. I ended up with a score of 13.
+1
Level 65
Jul 1, 2022
Didn't have a that good score even if I am Canadian, because I only know the version in french and english. I do not know half of the english-only version...
+4
Level 69
Jul 1, 2022
O Canada! Terre de nos aïeux. Ton front est ceint de fleurons glorieux! Car ton bras sait porter l'épée, il sait porter la croix! Ton histoire est une épopée des plus brillants exploits! Et ta valeur, de foi trempée, protégera nos foyers et nos droits! Protégera nos foyers et nos droits!

The original. And more stirring than the translation.

+1
Level 50
Jul 2, 2022
In my school they play the French version once a week and I agree it sounds much better :)
+1
Level 60
Jul 1, 2022
I only know the French version sad quebecois noises
+1
Level 35
Jul 1, 2022
Ô Canada,

Terre de nos aïeux

Ton front est ceint

De fleurons glorieux

Voilà après je sais plus désolé les Québécois, je pense que vous connaissez mieux la Marseillaise :/

+3
Level 44
Jul 3, 2022
Hardly anyone actually sings the new wording. It should have accepted 'in all thy sons command'.
+1
Level 62
Jul 3, 2022
When the f*ck did it change to "all of us command"???
+1
Level 63
Mar 12, 2023
Mr. Trudeau. *cough cough*
+1
Level 32
Nov 24, 2023
I know it as All thy sons
+1
Level 53
Apr 22, 2024
It took me a while just because I knew it as thy sons.
+1
Level 34
Dec 23, 2022
ive never heard it and got 13 just by guessing. pretty good id say
+1
Level 45
Mar 3, 2023
thought this was the real version but no
+1
Level 21
Jun 1, 2023
i listened to this every school morning from ages 4 to 14. if i didnt get 100 percent id be worried
+1
Level 21
Sep 23, 2023
everyone whining about the "gender-neutral PC garbage" clearly doesn't realize the original anthem (1908) was already gender-neutral (and also had no religious mentions)...

get mad about something that actually matters? or at least develop an informed opinion lol

+1
Level 32
Nov 24, 2023
O Canada! Where pines and maples grow,

Great prairies spread and lordly rivers flow,

How dear to us thy broad domain,

From East to Western sea!

Thou land of hope for all who toil!

Thou True North, strong and free!

(Refrain)

O Canada! Beneath thy shining skies

May stalwart sons and gentle maidens rise,

To keep thee steadfast through the years

From East to Western sea,

Our own beloved native land,

Our True North, strong and free!

(Refrain)

Ruler Supreme, Who hearest humble prayer,

Hold our dominion within Thy loving care.

Help us to find, O God, in Thee

A lasting, rich reward,

As waiting for the Better Day,

We ever stand on guard.

(Refrain)

+1
Level 37
Mar 6, 2024
5%

yay i guess

+1
Level 53
Apr 22, 2024
I live in Southern Canada, AKA Minnesota. Growing up around hockey and watching countless games with my uncle has made this song engrained in my memory.
+1
Level 17
May 13, 2024
The only reason i know this is because of when I had to sing at a monster's game