Incense: frankincense and manna
Strong, mighty Vulcan, bearing splendid light,
Unwearied fire, with flaming torrents bright:
Strong-handed, deathless, and of art divine,
Pure element, a portion of the world is thine:
All-taming artist, all-diffusive power,
It’s thine supreme, all substance to devour:
Ether, Sun, Moon, and Stars, light pure and clear,
For these thy lucid parts to men appear.
To thee all dwellings, cities, tribes belong,
Diffused through mortal bodies, bright and strong.
Hear, blessed power, to holy rites incline,
And all propitious on the incense shine:
Suppress the rage of fire’s unwearied frame,
And still preserve our nature’s vital flame.