1. THOU Agni, God mid mortal men, art guard
of sacred rites, thou art
To be adored at sacrifice.
2 O Mighty Agni, thou must be glorified at
Bearing our offerings to the Gods.
3 O Jatavedas Agni, fight and drive our
foes afar from us,
Themand their godless enmities.
4 Thou, Jatavedas, seekest not the worship
of a hostile man,
However nigh itbe to thee.
5 We sages, mortals as we are, adore the
mighty name oof thee,
Immortal Jatavedas' name.
6 Sages, we call the Sage to help, mortals,
we call the God to aid:
We call on Agni with our songs.
7 May Vatsa draw- thy mind away even from
thy loftiest dwelling-place,
Agni, with song that yearns for thee.
8 Thou art the same in many a place: mid
all the people thou art Lord.
In fray and fightt we call on thee.
9 When we are seeking strength we call Agni
to help us in the strife,
The giver of rich gifts in war.
10 Ancient, adorablie at sacrifices, Priest
from of old, meet for our praise, thou sittest.
Fill full and satisfy thy body, Agni, and win us happiness
by offering worship.