1. REPOSING on the river's wave the Sage hath widely flowed around, Bearing the hymn which many love. 2 When the Five kindred Companies, active in duty, with the song Establish him, the Powerful, 3 Then in his juice whose strength is great, have all the Gods rejoiced themselves, When he hath clothed him in the milk. 4 Freeing himself he flows away, leaving his body's severed limbs, And meets his own Companion here. 5 He by the daughters of the priest, like a fair youth, hath been adorned, Making the milk, as ’twere, his robe. 6 O'er the fine fingers, through desire of milk, in winding course he goes, And utters voice which he hath found. 7 The nimble fingers have approached, adorning him the Lord of Strength: They grasp the vigorous Courser's back. 8 Comprising all the treasures that are in the heavens and on the earth, Come, Soma, as our faithful Friend.
Bibliography: Rigveda, translated by Ralph Thomas Hotchkin Griffith, (1896)