The New Student's Reference Work/Russian Hymn
Rus′sian Hymn. Music by Alexis Lwoff (1799–1870). English version by Henry Fothergill Chorley (1808–72). However great the merits of Lwoff as violinist, composer and writer on musical topics, his chief fame rests upon the composition of the Russian national hymn. It has been enthusiastically received and adopted by the Russian people as a noble expression of patriotic feeling, and its usefulness as a hymn for religious worship is second only to its service as a national song.