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Glorification of the war drum

1Send forth thy voice aloud through earth and heaven, and let
   the world in all its breadth regard thee.
  O Drum, accordant with the Gods and Indra, drive thou afar,
   yea, very far, our foemen.
2Thunder out strength and fill us full of vigour, yea, thunder
   forth and drive away misfortunes.
  Drive hence, O Drum, drive thou away mischances. Thou art
   the fist of Indra, show thy firmness.
3Conquer those yonder and let these be victors. Let the Drum
   speak aloud as battle's signal.
  Let our men, winged with horses, fly together. Let our car-
   warriors, Indra! be triumphant.

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