|Hymn To Osiris Un-Nefer|
A Hymn of Praise to Osiris Un-Nefer, the great god who dwelleth in Abtu, the king of
eternity, the lord of everlastingness, who traverseth millions of years in his existence. Thou art
the eldest son of the womb of Nut. Thou was begotten by Keb, the Erpat. Thou art the lord of
the Urrt Crown. Thou art he whose White Crown is lofty. Thou art the King (Ati) of gods
[and] men. Thou hast gained possession of the sceptre of rule, and the whip, and the rank and
dignity of thy divine fathers. Thy heart is expanded with joy, O thou who art in the kingdom of
the dead. Thy son Horus is firmly placed on thy throne. Thou hast ascended thy throne as the
Lord of Tetu, and as the Heq who dwelleth in Abydos. Thou makest the Two Lands to
flourish through Truth-speaking, in the presence of him who is the Lord to the Uttermost Limit.
Thou drawest on that which hath not yet come into being in thy name of "Ta-her-sta-nef."
Thou governest the Two Lands by Maat in thy name of "Seker." Thy power is wide-spread,
thou art he of whom the fear is great in thy name of "Usar" (or "Asar"). Thy existence endureth
for an infinite number of double henti periods in thy name of "Un-Nefer."
Homage to thee, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, and Prince of Princes. Thou hast ruled
the Two Lands from the womb of the goddess Nut. Thou hast governed the Lands of Akert.
Thy members are of silver-gold, thy head is of lapis-lazuli, and the crown of thy head is of
turquoise. Thou art An of millions of years. Thy body is all pervading, O Beautiful Face in
Ta-tchesert. Grant thou to me glory in heaven, and power upon earth, and truth-speaking in
the Divine Underworld, and [the power to] sail down the river to Tetu in the form of a living
Ba-soul, and [the power to] sail up the river to Abydos in the form of a Benu bird, and [the
power to] pass in through and to pass out from, without obstruction, the doors of the lords of
the Tuat. Let there be given unto me bread-cakes in the House of Refreshing, and sepulchral
offerings of cakes and ale, and propitiatory offerings in Anu, and a permanent homestead in
Sekhet-Aaru, with wheat and barley therein- to the Double of the Osiris, the scribe Ani.