Hymn to Agni (Gustav Holst)

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  • (Posted 2016-12-29)   CPDL #42439:        (Sibelius 8)
Editor: Ian Haslam (submitted 2016-12-29).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 95 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Hymn to Agni
Composer: Gustav Holst
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: TTBB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1912

Description: Originally published by Stainer and Bell, Op 26

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Original text and translations

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I praise thee O Agni, Lord of the hearthstone,
Priest of sacrifice,
Bringer of wealth,
Great Herald of Gods.
Agni thou art worthy of praise,
praise from the living as from seers of old.
Thou bringest here the Gods.
Herald, wise, farseeing, truthful, loud praised God.
Draw nigh with the Gods.
Let us come to Thee as a son cometh unto his father.
Dwell with us for our welfare,
Rising, swelling, glowing Conqueror of darkness,
Ruler of sacrifice, Guardian of law,
O Agni, O Agni, Day after day we come,
Bringing thee adoration.