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

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To the waters, for the prosperity of cattle

1Along their paths the Mothers go, sisters of priestly
  Blending their water with the mead.
2May yonder Waters near the Sun, or those wherewith the Sun is
  Send forth this sacrifice of ours.
3I call the Waters, Goddesses, hitherward where our cattle
  The streams must share the sacrifice.
4Amrit is in the Waters, in the Waters balm.
  Yea, through our praises of the Floods, O horses, be ye fleet and
   strong, and, O ye kine, be full of strength.

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