Translation by Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934)

Vac (Speech)
Language: English  after the Sanskrit (संस्कृतम्) 
I, the queen of all,
First of those that mankind worship,
Worthy of all praise,
I proclaim aloud my wisdom.
Hearken unto me,
My word is true:
Unto God and Man
I bring blessing,
Pouring forth my wealth,
Making wise the man I cherish.
Through me each one lives,
Each one breathes and sees and hearkens.
All unite in me,
I alone sustain creation,
Compassing the earth
I reach t'ward heav'n.
In the water's depth
I have my dwelling,
On the summit of the universe
I bring forth the Father.
Beyond the earth and sky
I reign in my mystic grandeur.

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Researcher for this text: Geoffrey Wieting

This text was added to the website: 2003-11-24
Line count: 22
Word count: 101