Hymn to Hapi

To Hapi of the shining waters, I offer my praise.
O Hapi who is the inundation, the bounty of the Nile,
O god of the rich and fertile land, O Hapi who grants
the good black soil, the continuance of life,
the endurance of civilization, O Hapi who brings
the blessed flood, who makes the river to rise,
I thank you, O god, for your gift of prosperity.
O Hapi who binds the two fair lands, who guards against
famine and drought, against a calamitous surge,
receiver of all offerings given into the Nile,
I thank you, O god, for your gift of moderation.
O Hapi who flows through the great Duat, I honor you.
O Hapi who flows through the broad blue sky, I honor you.
O Hapi who flows through the mortal world, I honor you.
O god who carries each year’s abundance, I pray to you.

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