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Эти бедные селенья

Language: Russian (Русский)

Эти бедные селенья,
Эта скудная природа..
Край родной долготерпенья,
Край ты русского народа.

Не поймёт и не заметит
Гордый взор иноплеменный,
Что сквозит и тайно светит
В наготе твоей смиренной.

Удрученный ношей крестной,
Всю тебя, земля родная,
В рабском виде царь небесный
Исходил, благословляя,
В рабском виде царь небесный,
Царь небесный, исходил небесный царь.

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