Kimi ga Yo (Chamberlain)

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Kimi ga Yo
Anonymous, translated by Basil Hall Chamberlain

Thousands of years of happy reign be thine!
Rule on, my Lord, till what are pebbles now,
By age united, to great rocks shall grow,
Whose venerable sides the moss doth line.