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Songs Eulogizing Peerlessly Great Man
Pyongyang, November 17 (KCNA) -- Many revolutionary hymns reflecting ardent reverence for President Kim Il Sung have been created in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and are widely sung among people.

The creation of hymns praising him dated from the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle.

The first revolutionary hymn "Star of Korea" was composed by Kim Hyok, a revolutionary poet, in Juche 17 (1928), the early period of the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle.

Representing the will of the young revolutionaries of the new generation and people to look up President Kim Il Sung, who took the road of the revolutionary struggle in his early years and was devoting himself to the liberation of the country, as the centre of unity and cohesion and the leader of the nation and to be loyal to him, the song was disseminated among the people, gripping their hearts from the first days after its creation.

The immortal revolutionary hymn "Song of General Kim Il Sung" which rocked the mountains and rivers of the liberated country is full of the boundless reverence of the Korean people for and their absolute trust in him.

A lot of hymns including "Song Devoted to Marshal Kim Il Sung", "Marshal Kim Il Sung Is Our Supreme Commander", "Long Live Generalissimo Kim Il Sung" and "Long Life to Generalissimo Kim Il Sung" were created in the periods of building a new country, the hard-fought Fatherland Liberation War, postwar rehabilitation and construction and the socialist construction; they inspired dynamically the people to the efforts for making a leap forward, heightening their revolutionary confidence and great pride of having the peerlessly great man.

Today the Korean people are vigorously turning out in the efforts for accomplishing the revolutionary cause of Juche, loudly singing revolutionary hymns including the song "Generalissimo Kim Il Sung Is with Us" created in response to the ardent desire and will to hold him in high esteem as the eternal leader of the revolution and the sun of Juche.

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