Hymn to the Waters (Gustav Holst)
- Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2020-07-21). Score information: Letter, 16 pages, 163 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
First published: 1912
Original text and translations
Flowing from the firmament forth to the ocean,
Healing all in earth and air, never halting.
Indra, Lord of Heav’n formed their courses,
Indra’s mighty laws can never be broken.
Cleansing waters flow ye on, hasten and help us.
Lo, in the waters, dwelleth One,
Knower of all on earth and sea,
Whose dread command no man may shun,
Varuna, sovran Lord is He.
Onward, ye waters, onward hie,
Dance in the bright beams of the sun,
Obey the ruler of the sky
Who dug the path for you to run.
Flowing from the firmament…