Hymn to Ra

To Ra, great god of the blessed sun, I offer my praise.
O Ra who was born of the starry night sky,
O Ra who was born as the world first emerged,
I call to you, O sun-god; I call to you, O Ra.
Rider in the sun-boat, the boat of millions of years,
in the day-boat and the night-boat you travel each day
through the heavens above and the world below,
with the souls of the dead and the words of the living;
each day you do battle with chaos and evil,
each day you defeat the foul eater of souls,
each day you give strength to the power of Ma’at.
O Ra who wears many faces, I pray to you, O god.
O Ra who bears many names, I pray to you, O god.
O Ra who is joined with many others, I pray to you, O god.
For light and for life, I give you thanks, O Ra.

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