"Indeed, the Korean revolution can be called a heroic epic that was started with songs and has created a history of victory with songs."
During his early revolutionary activities, President
Among the many revolutionary songs created by him are the immortal classic masterpiece "The Song of Korea", which we still enjoy singing with patriotism.
The President personally wrote lyrics of this song and composed music in Fusong during his early revolutionary activities. At that time it was reported in the newspaper "Saenal", the organ of the Saenal Children's Union, and widely disseminated among the members and other broad sections of youth.
The President also taught this song to the young communists and members of the revolutionary organizations to implant the love for the country and enthusiasm for the revolution during the days of his revolutionary activities at home in the fall of 1930. He spent a night at O Jung Song's house, the anti-Japanese revolutionary fighter who was teaching at Pomun village school in Phungri dong, Yuphyo myon, Onsong county, North Hamgyong Province at that time and then he went to Kwangdok in Seson dong (Seson ri of Onsong county now) to meet the members of the revolutionary organizations the next morning. He, who faced the magnificent sunrise with the young communists, said that it was the fatherland that everyone wished to embrace and Korea was literally the land of morning calm, the land of golden tapestry.
Then the President asked O Jung Song what songs he had taught students at Pomun village school and if he knew "The Song of Korea".
When O Jung Song answered he had never heard of it, the President told him with a smile on his face said that the revolutionaries, especially those who worked with youth should be able to join the masses and sing songs and dance with them, and he would teach "The Song of Korea".
After acquainting himself with their revolutionary work, the President praised them for their success and indicated the tasks for expanding the organizations and uniting broad masses into revolutionary organizations to revolutionize Onsong area.
After the meeting, the President said he would teach "The Song of Korea" as promised and personally sang it to them.
The Song of Korea
Morning sun is so beautiful and fair
Our is called Korea, land of morning calm
So dear and so beautiful a country
Cannot be found elsewhere in the world
The country of 3 000 ri of gold and silver
With a 5 000-year long history
Chasing the heinous Japs from this land
Let the sound of bell of liberation echo all over
Let us set up our government in our land
Where all Japanese and landlords are gone forever
Let us being eternal glory to our land
By our resourceful people's will
As they were all aware of the song, the President pointed out that all of them including himself were revolutionary comrade-in-arms who were responsible for the Korean revolution and shared life and death on the road of revolution, and so he would rely on them and they would rely on him and thus firmly fight for the victory of Korean revolution because nobody could think of the victory of the struggle without the solid unity of the organization and the revolutionary ethics between comrades.
The immortal classic masterpiece "The Song of Korea"!
Indeed, the song was the banner of patriotism that ignited the flames of the revolution to the hearts of the young communists of Korea at the first momentum of the revolution.