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Hymn of the Ghebers
Language: English 
Dawn’s dim, shadows are dying
Into the day; 
And ever onward and upward,
We wend our way.
Mithra the mighty is shaking
His wings unfurled,
As he looks in gleaming splendor
Over the world.
On the peak of the Ghebers’ mountain 
Flashes his light.
Swiftly we kindle the altar,
High on the height.
Gifts to the Sun-god bringing 
Fragrance and Flame.
Mithra the cloud-compeller,
Mighty his name!


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):

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Researcher for this text: Lucy Fitz Gibbon

This text was added to the website: 2016-08-16
Line count: 16
Word count: 67