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The Book of Songs 詩經

周頌‧清廟之什‧清廟 Sacrificial odes of Zhou - Decade Of Qing Miao - Qing Miao

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Ah! solemn is the ancestral temple in its pure stillness.
Reverent and harmonious were the distinguished assistants;
Great was the number of the officers:
[All] assiduous followers of the virtue of [king] Wen.
In response to him in heaven,
Grandly they hurried about in the temple.
Distinguished is he and honoured,
And will never be wearied of among men.


English translation: James Legge

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