Vedic Hymns, Part II (SBE46), by Hermann Oldenberg , at sacred-texts.com
1. Lo, Visvasâman! Like Atri sing to him who purifies with his flames, to the Hotri who should be magnified at the sacrifices, most delightful in the clan.
2 1. Lay down Agni Gâtavedas, the god, the priest. May the sacrifice which best encompasses the gods, proceed to-day in due order.
3. We, the mortals, approaching thee, the attentive-minded god, for thy help, have thought of thy desirable aid.
4. Agni, be intent on this—on this our word 1, O strong one. As such, O strong jawed 2 lord of the house, the Atris strengthen thee by their praises; the Atris beautify thee by their prayers.
The Rishi is Visvasâman (see verse 1); the metre is the same.—No verse of this hymn occurs in the other Samhitâs.
Note 1. With this verse compare below, V, 26, 7. 8.
Note 1. The verb kit stands here first with the genitive asyá, then with the accusative idám vákah.
Note 2. Compare vol. xxxii, p. 301 (II, 34, 3, note 3).