trees and plants are verdant,
birds fly from their
lift up their wings in praise of Aten.
Animals frisk upon their feet,
fly and alight,
coming to life with the rising of Aten.
Papyrus barque sail
upstream and papyrus
barque sail downstream,
when Aten rises
the face of Aten
fish leap up from the river,
the rays of Aten
reach the green ocean.
Aten, it is who places the male seed in
woman, who creates the
man; Aten quickens the Son in his
mother's belly, soothing him so that he shall not cry.
Even in the womb
Aten is his nurse.
Aten gives breath to all Aten's
creation, opening the mouth of the newborn and giving him
from Pharaoh Akhenaten's 'Hymn to Aten'
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