Ethereal father, mighty Titan, hear,
Great sire of Gods and men, whom all revere;
Endued with various council, pure and strong,
To whom increase and decrement belong.
Hence matter’s flowing forms through thee that die,
By thee restored, their former place supply.
The world immense in everlasting chains,
Strong and ineffable thy power contains;
Father of vast eternity, divine,
O mighty Saturn, various speech is thine;
Blossom of earth and of the starry skies,
Husband of Rhea, and Prometheus wise.
Obstetric power and venerable root,
From which the various forms of being shoot;
No parts peculiar can thy power enclose,
Diffused through all, from which the world arose.
O best of beings, of a subtle mind,
Propitious hear, to suppliant prayers inclined;
The sacred rites benevolent attend,
And grant a blameless life, a blessed end.