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Upton Sinclair, ed. (1878–1968).
The Cry for Justice: An Anthology of the Literature of Social Protest.  1915.
 
Battle Hymn of the Chinese Revolution

From the Chinese

(1912)
 
FREEDOM, one of the greatest blessings of Heaven,
United to Peace, thou wilt work on this earth ten thousand wonderful new things.
 
Grave as a spirit, great as a giant rising to the very skies,
With the clouds for a chariot and the wind for a steed,
Come, come to reign over the earth!        5
 
For the sake of the black hell of our slavery,
Come, enlighten us with a ray of thy sun!…
 
In this century we are working to open a new age.
In this century, with one voice, all virile men
Are calling for a new making of heaven and earth.        10
 
Hin-Yun, our ancestor, guide us!
Spirit of Freedom, come and protect us!
 
 
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