Hymns of the Atharva Veda, by Ralph T.H. Griffith, , at sacred-texts.com
1The Gods adored the Sacrifice with worship: these were the
statutes of primeval ages.
Those mighty ones attained the cope of heaven, there where the
Sādhyas, Gods of old, are dwelling.
2Sacrifice was, was manifest among us: it sprang to life and then
in time grew stronger.
Then it became thedeities' lord and ruler: may it bestow on us
3Where the Gods worshipped Gods with their oblation, worship-
ped immortals with immortal spirit, p. a272
There in the loftiest heaven may we be happy, and look upon
that light when Sūrya rises.
4With their oblation, Purusha, the Gods performed a sacrifice.
A sacrifice more potent still they paid with the invoking hymn.
5With dog the Gods, perplexed, have paid oblation, and with
cow's limbs in sundry sacrifices.
Invoke for us, in many a place declare him who with his mind.
hath noticed this our worship.