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Hymns of the Atharva Veda, by Ralph T.H. Griffith, [1895], at

p. 306


1When voices, fain to win mid-air, ascended to the Mighty One,
  The vigorous God was filled with joy.
2Praise with the voice the Mighty, praise the awful with the voice:
   in heaven
  He, the most bounteous, hath been glad.
3Praise with the voice the Mighty: he rules in each realm. In
   transport he
  Hath set upon the sacred grass.
4As cows low to their calf in stalls, so with our songs we glorify
  This Indra, even your wondrous God who checks attack, who
   joys in the delightful juice.
5Celestial, bounteous Giver, God, with power and might, rich,
   mountain-like, in precious things.
  Him soon we see for foodful booty rich in kine, brought
   hundredfold and thousandfold.
6I crave of thee that hero strength—that thou mayst first regard
   this prayer
  Wherewith thou helpest Bhrigu and the Yatis and Praskanva
   when the prize was staked.
7Wherewith thou sentest mighty waters to the sea—Indra, that
   manly strength of thine.
  For ever unattainable is this power of him to whom the worlds
   have cried aloud.

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