|A Hymn To Ra [Which Is To Be Sung] On The Day Of
The Month (The Day Of The New Moon) [When] The
Boat Of Ra Saileth|
[The Osiris the scribe Ani, whose word is truth, saith:-] Homage to thee, O thou who dwellest
in thy Boat. Thou rollest on, thou rollest on, thou sendest forth light, thou sendest forth light.
Thou decreest rejoicing for [every] man for millions of years unto those who love him. Thou
givest [thy] face to the Hememet spirits, thou god Khepera who dwellest in thy Boat. Thou
hast overthrown the Fiend Aapep. O ye Sons of Keb, overthrow ye the enemies of the Osiris
Ani, whose word is truth, and the fiends of destruction who would destroy the Boat of Ra.
Horus hath cut off your heads in heaven. Ye who were in the forms of geese, your navel
strings are on the earth. The animals are set upon the earth..... in the form of fish. Every male
fiend and every female fiend shall be destroyed by the Osiris Ani, whose word is truth.
Whether the fiends descend from out of heaven, or whether they come forth from the earth, or
whether they advance on the waters, or whether they come from among the Star-gods, Thoth,
[the son of Aner], coming forth from Anerti shall hack them to pieces. And the Osiris Ani shall
make them silent and dumb. And behold ye, this god, the mighty one of slaughters, the terror
of whom is most great, shall wash himself clean in your blood, and he shall bathe in your gore,
and ye shall be destroyed by the Osiris Ani in the Boat of his Lord Ra-Horus. The heart of the
Osiris Ani, whose word is truth, shall live. His mother Isis giveth birth to him, and Nephthys
nurseth him, just as Isis gave birth to Horus, and Nephthys nursed him. [He] shall repulse the
Smait fiends of Suti. They shall see the Urrt Crown stablished upon his head, and they shall fall
down upon their faces [and worship him]. Behold, O ye Spirit-souls, and men, and gods, and
ye dead, when ye see the Osiris Ani, whose word is truth, in the form of Horus, and the
favoured one of the Urrt Crown, fall ye down upon your faces. The word of the Osiris Ani is
truth before his enemies in heaven above, and on earth beneath, and before the Tchatchau
Chiefs of every god and of every goddess.
This Chapter shall be recited over a large hawk standing upright with the White Crown
upon his head, [and over figures of] Tem, Shu, Tefnut, Keb, Nut, Osiris, Isis, [Suti] and
Nephthys. And they shall be painted in colour upon a new tablet, which shall be placed
in a boat, together with a figure of the deceased. Anoint them with heken oil, and offer
unto them burning incense, and geese, and joints of meat roasted. It is an act of praise
to Ra as he journeyeth in his boat, and it will make a man to have his being with Ra,
and to travel with him wheresoever he goeth, and it will most certainly cause the
enemies of Ra to be slain. And the Chapter of travelling shall be recited on the sixth day
of the festival.