The Rig Veda/Mandala 10/Hymn 121

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The Rig Veda
Mandala 10, Hymn 121
Translated by Ralph T.H. Griffith
1. IN the beginning rose Hiranyagarbha, born Only Lord of all created beings.
     He fixed and holdeth up this earth and heaven. What God shall we adore with our oblation?
2. Giver of vital breath, of power and vigour, he whose commandments all the Gods acknowledge -.
     The Lord of death, whose shade is life immortal. What God shall we adore with our oblation?
3. Who by his grandeur hath become Sole Ruler of all the moving world that breathes and slumbers;
     He who is Lord of men and Lord of cattle. What God shall we adore with our oblation?
4. His, through his might, are these snow-covered mountains, and men call sea and Rasa his possession:
     His arms are these, his are these heavenly regions. What God shall we adore with our oblation?
5. By him the heavens are strong and earth is stedfast, by him light's realm and sky-vault are supported:
     By him the regions in mid-air were measured. What God shall we adore with our oblation?
6. To him, supported by his help, two armies embattled look while trembling in their spirit,
     When over them the risen Sun is shining. What God shall we adore with our oblation?
7. What time the mighty waters came, containing the universal germ, producing Agni,
     Thence sprang the Gods' one spirit into being. What God shall we adore with our oblation?
8. He in his might surveyed the floods containing productive force and generating Worship.
     He is the God of gods, and none beside him. What God shall we adore with our oblation?
9. Neer may he harm us who is earth's Begetter, nor he whose laws are sure, the heavens' Creator,
     He who brought forth the great and lucid waters. What God shall we adore with our oblation?
10. Prajapati! thou only comprehendest all these created things, and none beside thee.
     Grant us our hearts' desire when we invoke thee: may we have store of riches in possession.