July 24, 2011

Song for the Boat Procession of Mut

Posted in Mut at 4:27 pm

Song for the Boat Procession of Mut
© 2011 Natalie Baan

Mut, You bless us every morning when the sun meets the sky.
Mut, You bless us every evening with the last rays of light.
You protect us, You protect us, vulture wings outspread!
You protect us, fearsome lion — Eye of Ra, Eye of Ra!

From Your temple by the shore, You come forth in all splendor
with Your two crowns on Your head shining bright, shining bright!
Where the river swiftly runs, You set sail beneath the sun,
bringing life to Amun’s kingdom — Eye of Ra!

Mut, Your heart is pure as silver, like the moon that You love.
Mut, You dance upon the river, You take flight high above.
You are noble, You are regal, like the King of the Gods.
You are great upon Your throne, Eye of Ra, Eye of Ra!

From Your temple by the shore, You come forth in all splendor
with Your two crowns on Your head shining bright, shining bright!
Where the river swiftly runs, You set sail beneath the sun,
bringing life to Amun’s kingdom — Eye of Ra!

Mut, You bless us when the winds blow from the sea to the south.
Mut, You bless all of the Two Lands with the breath of Your mouth.
Breath of life, breath of life — O life bringer, come tonight!
Carry us upon the flood, Eye of Ra, Eye of Ra!
Like the river in its rise comes the power of the Eye!
You protect us, splendid lion — Eye of Ra!


Notes: Written on January 1, 2011, the day of the Boat Procession of Mut festival (I Peret 30).