God of our fathers, We give thanks to thee

Author: H. B. Chown

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First Line: God of our fathers, We give thanks to thee
Author: H. B. Chown

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RUSSIAN HYMN

Alexey Feodorovitch Lvov (b. Reval [now Tallin], Estonia, 1799; d. Romanovo, near Kovno [now Kaunas], Lithuania, 1870) composed RUSSIA in 1833 one night "on the spur of the moment," according to his memoirs, after Czar Nicholas I asked him to compose a truly Russian national anthem (rather than cont…

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