TO THE CREATIVE GOD
(The Accadian was already a dead language in the Seventeenth Century, B. C.)
O LORD of Charms, Illustrious! who gives
Life to the Dead, the Merciful who lives,
And grants to hostile gods of Heaven return,
To homage render, worship thee, and learn
Thou who didst create mankind
In tenderness, thy love round us, oh wind!
The Merciful, the God with whom is Life
Establish us, O Lord, in darkest strife O never may thy truth forgotten be.
May Accad’s race forever worship thee!