They first appeared before their king
To seek the emblems of their rank
Dragon-banners bright blazing,
Chariot-bells clear jingling,
Bridle-straps sharp snapping,
Glorious gifts all glimmering.
They show their shining ancestors,
And filial make them offerings,
Seeking long-eyebrowed age
And everlong protection.
"Oh, give much glimmering grace,
Bright-patterned lords of yore!
Comfort us with blessings full,
Great glories gleaming ever on."