A people’s song in praise of the sun is resounding in Korea shining with the name of the great leader President Kim Il Sung.
20 years has passed since President Kim Il Sung, the greatest of great men, passed away.
A long time has passed since the day July 8, Juche 83 or 1994, but he is immortal as the sun in the minds of the people.
Singing the song “The leader will always be with us” with boundless longing for him, the Korean people impressively recall the glorious course of the Korean revolution recorded with songs in praise of the leader.
Young vanguards in the 1920s wrote a hymn of the leader, the first of its kind, and loudly sang it. It is the immortal revolutionary song “Star of Korea” which is widely sung by the Korean people today, too.
The young poet Kim Hyok who wrote the song highly praised Kim Il Sung as the star of Korea, completely fascinated by his idea, benevolence and personality.
The unrivaled great man Kim Il Sung rallied young people wandering about after the country was occupied by the Japanese imperialists, under the banner of Juche and roused them to a sacred war for national liberation.
They accepted the creation of a song in praise of Kim Il Sung, the destiny of the nation, not only as a comradely duty but also as the desire of the fellow countrymen.
The liberation of Korea was precious gains achieved by the sanguinary struggle of the hot-blooded fighters who set out on the road of revolution following him.
Ri Myong Ok in Munhung-dong 2, Taedonggang District, Pyongyang, says:
“When Korea was liberated from the colonial yoke of the Japanese imperialists on August 15, 1945, our people´s joy and excitement were really great. Cheers for General Kim Il Sung were loud in all parts of the country.
With burning sincerity of the people poets including my father Ri Chan devoted all their passion and wisdom to creation of works in praise of Kim Il Sung.
Their pure loyalty to him produced a poem and melody, that is, the immortal revolutionary hymn ´Song of General Kim Il Sung´.”
The song goes like this:
Bright traces of blood on the crags of Jangbaek still gleam,
Still the Amnok carries along signs of blood in its stream.
Still do those hallowed traces shine resplendently
Over Korea ever flourishing and free.
So dear to all our hearts is our General´s glorious name,
Our own beloved Kim Il Sung of undying fame.
The immortal revolutionary hymn “Song of General Kim Il Sung” is the song of the great sun which crystallized the ardent longing of the people for him.
Singing the song, the Korean people created a great history of building a democratic country and defeated the would-be world´s “strongest” US imperialists.
Debris was the only thing left after the Korean people won victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War.
The US imperialists blared that Korea would not rise up even in 100 years.
At the most difficult time the people believed only in Kim Il Sung.
With the confidence that reconstruction was out of question as long as they were led by him, they showed the mettle of Koreans in the postwar reconstruction.
In the historic days the “Song dedicated to Marshal Kim Il Sung” was created.
People represented in the song their firm resolve to respect and follow Kim Il Sung who provided them with a genuine life and happiness, for the everlasting prosperity of the country and the happiness of the generations to come. As expecting victory in the revolution without a leader is like wishing for a flower where there is no sun, the Korean people vigorously advanced along the road of patriotism, singing the song of Kim Il Sung on the front in defense of the country, in the underground pits of mines and cooperative fields.
In those days many songs in praise of the leader were loudly sung by the Korean people decade after decade, including “40 million people sing of the leader”, “We live in the bosom of the leader” and “Our leader”.
To the strains of the song, crops were abundant on this land, children were heard reading, power stations built and happy life witnessed in the streets.
Even after the demise of President Kim Il Sung, songs of the sun continued to be sung, including “His great image will remain forever”, “We are yearning for your sunny smile” and “When we walk along the field road”.
Immortal great man is praised in songs of immortality.
The sacred traces of the leader
Printed for the country throughout his life
They are shining on this land of socialism
Korea will be eternal
The great leader will always be with us
The song “The leader will always be with us” is a song in praise of the sun, a song of faith and will of the party and people to hold President Kim Il Sung in high esteem forever.
Thanks to respected Kim Jong Un identical with President Kim Il Sung in ideology, leadership and personality, Kim Il Sung will be immortal as the sun of humanity in the minds of the people and the song of the sun, the song in praise of the great man, will be loud on the planet as long as the sun and the moon last.