Atharva Veda: Book 1 – Hymn 5

To the waters, for strength and power

1 Ye, Waters, truly bring us bliss: so help ye us to strength and
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That we may look on great delight.

2 Here grant to us a share of dew, that most auspicious dew of
Like mothers in their longing love.

3 For you we fain would go to him to whose abode ye send us
And, Waters, give us procreant strength.

4 I pray the Floods to send us balm, those who bear rule o’er
precious things,
And have supreme control of men.