1. THE altar hath been made for thee to
rest on: come like a panting courser and be seated.
Loosen thy flying Steeds, set free thy Horses who bear thee
swiftly nigh at eve and morning.
2 These men have come to Indra for
assistance: shall he not quickly come upon these pathways?
May the Gods quell the fury of the Dasa, and may they lead
our folk to happy fortune.
3 He who hath only wish as his possession
casts on himself, casts foam amid the waters.
Both wives of Kuyava in milk have bathed them: may they be
drowned within the depth of Sipha.
4 This hath his kinship checked who lives
beside us: with ancient streams forth speeds and rules the Hero, Anjasi, Kulisi,
and Virapatni, delighting him, bear milk upon their waters.
5 Soon as this Dasyu's traces were
discovered, as she who knows her home, he sought the dwelling.
Now think thou of us, Maghavan, nor cast us away as doth a
profligate his treasure.
6 Indra, as such, give us a share of
sunlight, of waters, sinlessness, and reputation.
Do thou no harm to our yet unborn offspring: our trust is in
thy mighty Indra-power.
7 Now we, I think, in thee as such have
trusted: lead us on, Mighty One, to ample riches.
In no unready house give us, O Indra invoked of many, food
and drink when hungry.
8 Slay us not, Indra; do not thou forsake
us: steal not away the joys which we delight in.
Rend not our unborn brood, strong Lord of Bounty! our
vessels with the life that is within them.
9 Come to us; they have called thee
Soma-lover: here is the pressed juice. Drink thereof for rapture.
Widely-capacious, pour it down within thee, and, invocated,
hear us like a Father.