HYMN LV. Devas.

WHO of you, Devas, saveth? who protecteth? O Heaven and Earth and Aditi, preserve us, Indra., Mitra, from the stronger mortal. Devas, which of you at offering giveth comfort?

They who with laud extol the ancient statutes, when they shine forth infallible dividers, have ordered as perpetual Ordainers, and beamed as holy-thoughted Wonder-Workers.

The Housewife Goddess, Aditi, and Sindhudess Svasti I implore for friendship: An. May the unobstructed Night and Morning both, day and night, provide for our protection.

Aryaman, Indra have disclosed the pathway, Agni as Lord of Strength the road to welfare.

Lauded in manly mod. May Indra and IndraDeva grant us their powerful defence and shelter.

I have besought the favour of the Devas, of Parvata, of Bhaga Deva who rescues. From trouble caused by man the Lord preserve us; from woe sent by his friend let Mitra save us.

Agree, through these our watery oblations Heaven and Earth, with Ahibudhnya. As if to win the sea, the Gharma-heaters have opened, as they come anear, the rivers.

May Goddess Aditi with Devas defend us, save us the saviour Deva with care unceasing. We dare not stint the sacred food of Mitra and Indra upon the back of Agni.

Agni is Sovran Lord of wealth, Agni of great prosperity: May he bestow these gifts on us.

Hither to us, rich pleasant Dawn, bring many things to be desired, Thou who hast ample store of wealth.

So the, may Bhaga, Indra, Indra, Mitra, Aryaman, Indra, with bounty come to us.