Hymns of the Atharva Veda, by Ralph T.H. Griffith, , at sacred-texts.com
1Holder of sway, shine here refulgent, Agni! invincible immortal
With succours friendly to mankind, auspicious, driving away all
maladies, guard our dwelling.
2Thou, Indra, lord and leader of the people, wast born for lovely
strength and high dominion.
Thou dravest off the folk who were unfriendly, and madest for
the Gods wide room and freedom.
3Like a dread wild beast roaming on the mountain, may he.
approach us from the farthest distance.
Whetting thy bolt and thy sharp blade, O Indra, crush down our
foes and scatter those who hate us.