Wide-coursing gales, whose lightly leaping feet
With rapid wings the air’s wet bosom beat,
Approach, benevolent, swift-whirling powers,
With humid clouds the principles of showers;
For showery clouds are portioned to your care,
To send on earth from all-surrounding air.
Hear, blessed power, these holy rites attend,
And fruitful rains on earth all-parent send.