February 12, 2012

Wepwawet House Blessing

Posted in Wepwawet at 12:17 pm

Wepwawet House Blessing
© 2012 Natalie Baan

Wepwawet, guard the door.
May our home be secure.
Keep out trouble, let good in.
Health and life to all within!

Wepwawet, be our friend.
Bless this house end to end.
Bring good fortune every day.
Hear us, Lord, each time we pray.

By Your grace, our luck is sure.
O Wepwawet, You guard the door!


Notes: Written in February 2012.


January 27, 2011

Hymn to Wepwawet

Posted in Wepwawet at 2:52 pm

Hymn to Wepwawet
© 2011 Natalie Baan

Wepwawet — striding from the mountain!
Wepwawet — guarding the horizon!
Wepwawet — lord of each beginning!
Wepwawet, come to us!

Open the way for every prayer!
Open the way to our desire!
Open the way to akh and Netjer!
Open the way for us!

Before You the Gods tremble,
Strong on Earth and in Heaven!
Mighty soldier at sunrise,
Gentle watcher in twilight,
Everywhere raise Your standard,
North and south in the Two Lands,
Running ever before us —

Jackal of the West,
Hear our call, Wepwawet!

Wepwawet — striding from the mountain!
Wepwawet — guarding the horizon!
Wepwawet — lord of each beginning!
Wepwawet, come to us!

Open the way for every prayer!
Open the way to our desire!
Open the way to akh and Netjer!
Open the way for us!
Open the way for us!


Notes: Written in the spring of 2008, because I’d promised Him a song the year before. Inspiration for the lyrics came in part from “Hymn to Wepwawet III” in Egypt: Temple of the Whole World: Studies in Honor of Jan Assman, S. Meyer, ed., 105-6 (although in that hymn “Wepwawet” may actually be an epithet of Wesir).