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The Book of Songs 《詩經》

周頌‧臣工之什‧武 Sacrificial odes of Zhou - Decade Of Chen Gong - Wu



Oh! great wast thou, O king Wu,
Displaying the utmost strength in thy work.
Truly accomplished was king Wen,
Opening the path for his successors.
Thou did'st receive the inheritance from him;
Thou did'st vanquish Yin, and put a stop to its cruelties; -
Effecting the firm establishment of thy merit.


English translation: James Legge

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