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THE MUSIC OF BOHEMIA

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first, assaulting, with its characteristic hammering rhythm, like repeated blows of weapons; the second, deeply religious, expressing in its restrained but sweet melodic form absolute faith in the final victory of truth.

HUSSITE WAR SONG

FIRST HALF OF XV CENTURY


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  War -- riors who for God are fight -- ing, and for His di --
  vine law. Pray that His help be vouch -- safed you;
  With trust un -- to Him draw; With Him you }
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