1. SEND us a good and happy mind,
send energy and mental power.
Then-at your glad carouse-let men joy in thy
love, Sweet juice! as kine in pasture. Thou. art waxing great.
2 rn all thy forms, O Soma,
rest thy powers that influence the heart.
So also these my longings-at your glad
carouse-spread themselves seeking riches. Thou art waxing great.
3 Even if, O Soma, I neglect
thy laws through my simplicity,
Be gracious-at your glad carouse-as sire to
son. Preserve us even from slaughter. T'hou. art waxing great.
4 Our songs in concert go to
thee as streams of water to the wells.
Soma, that we may live, grant-at your glad
carouse-full powers of mind, like beakers. Thou art waxing great.
5 O Soma, through thy might
who art skilful and strong, these longing men,
These sages, have thrown open-at your glad
carouse-the stall of kine and horses. Thou art waxing great
6 Our herds thou guardest,
Soma, and the moving world spread far and wide.
Thou fittest them for living,-at your glad
carouse-looking upon all beings. Thou art waxing great.
7 On all sides, Soma, be to us
a Guardian ne'er to be deceived.
King, drive away our foemen-at your glad
carouse:-let not the wicked rule us. Thou art waxing great.
8 Be watchful, Soma, passing
wise, to give us store of vital strength.
More skilled than man to guide us,-at your glad
carouse-save us from harm and sorrow. Thou art waxing great.
9 Chief slayer of our foemen,
thou, Indu, art Indra's gracious Friend,
When warriors invoke him-at your glad carouse
-in fight, to win them offspring. Thou art waxing great.
10 Victorious is this
gladdening drink: to Indra dear it grows in strength.
This-at your glad carouse -enhanced the mighty
hymn of the great sage Kaksivan. Thou art waxing great.
11 This to the sage who offers
gifts brings power that comes from wealth in kine.
This, better than the seven, hath-at your glad
carouse-furthered the blind, the cripple. Thou art waxing great.