Appropriate To A Sacrifice To King Wan

by Confucius


My offerings here are given,
A ram, a bull.
Accept them, mighty Heaven,
Thy statutes, O great king,
I keep, I love;
So on the realm to bring
Peace from above.
From Wan comes blessing rich;
Now on the right
He owns those gifts to which
Him I invite.
Do I not night and day,
Revere great Heaven,
That thus its favor may
To Chow be given?

Last updated January 14, 2019