The song was first sang as the national anthem in 1891, at an exibition held by the Croatian-Slavonian Economic Society in Zagreb.
The lyrics of the anthem of the Republic of Croatia follow (translated by Profikon):
Our Beautiful Homeland ----------------------------- Beautiful is our homeland, O so fearless, o so gracious, Our fathers' ancient glory, May God bless you, live forever! You are our only glory, You are our only treasure, Yes, we love your plains and valleys, Yes, we love your hills and mountains. Sava, Drava, keep on flowing, Danube, do not lose your vigor, Deep blue sea go tell the whole world, That a Croat loves his homeland. When his fields are kissed by sunshine, When his oaks are whipped by wild winds, When his dear ones go to heaven, Still his heart beats for Croatia!