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The Book of Songs 《詩經》

周頌‧清廟之什‧維天之命 Sacrificial odes of Zhou - Decade Of Qing Miao - Wei Tian Zhi Ming




The ordinances of Heaven, -
How deep are they and unintermitting!
And oh! how illustrious,
Was the singleness of the virtue of king Wen!
How does he [now] show his kindness?
We will receive [his favour],
Striving to be in accord with him, our king Wen;
And may his remotest descendant be abundantly the same!


English translation: James Legge

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