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Any Yelmalian Poets out there?

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Gloranthans - 

Players arrive in the vicinity of the Sun Dome around twilight; Yelmalio's sacred time. From the dome, a masculine chorus chants the evening song; it is a somewhat melancholy chant, about duty, honor, and all those things so precious to Yelmalians. This is the evening chant, sacred to Yelmalio, and a reminder to his followers of their god's eternal watch. In some areas, it is then followed by a female song, praising the starts (Yelorna's chant). The chant is done a cappella. A yelmalian out in the field might sing it himself, as a way of reaffirming his faith while on the road.

Now, my poets and authors:

What are the words to the chant?

Anybody here ready to take up the challenge to write some?

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15 hours ago, pachristian said:

Players arrive in the vicinity of the Sun Dome around twilight; Yelmalio's sacred time. From the dome, a masculine chorus chants the evening song; it is a somewhat melancholy chant, about duty, honor, and all those things so precious to Yelmalians. This is the evening chant, sacred to Yelmalio, and a reminder to his followers of their god's eternal watch. In some areas, it is then followed by a female song, praising the starts (Yelorna's chant). The chant is done a cappella. A yelmalian out in the field might sing it himself, as a way of reaffirming his faith while on the road.

Now, my poets and authors:

What are the words to the chant?

Anybody here ready to take up the challenge to write some?

Not original, but a modification of the Orphic Hymn to the Sun:

 

Hear Golden God, whose eternal eye with broad survey, illumines all the sky.

Son of Yelm, unwearied in diffusing light, and to all eyes the mirror of delight:

 Lord of the seasons, with thy fiery chariot and leaping coursers, beaming light from far:

 With thy right hand the source of morning light, and with thy left the father of the night.

 Agile and vigorous, venerable Sun, fiery and bright around the heavens you run.

 Foe to the wicked, but the good man's guide, over all his steps propitious you preside:

 With various founding, golden lyre, 'tis mine to fill the world with harmony divine.

 Father of ages, guide of prosperous deeds, the world's commander, borne by lucid steeds,

 Immortal Yelm, all-searching, bearing light, source of existence, pure and fiery bright

 Bearer of fruit, almighty lord of years, agile and warm, whom every power reveres.

 Great eye of Nature and the day skies, doomed with immortal flames to set and rise

 Dispensing justice, lover of the stream, the world's great despot, and over all supreme.

 Faithful defender, and the eye of right, of steeds the ruler, and of life the light:

 With founding whip four fiery steeds you guide, when in the car of day you glorious ride.

 Propitious on these mystic labors shine, and bless thy suppliants with a life divine.

 

And from the same source, for the stars, with modifications:

 

With holy voice I call the stars on high, pure sacred lights and spirits of the sky.

 Celestial stars, progeny of Pole Star, in whirling circles beaming far your light,

 Refulgent rays around the heavens you throw, eternal fires, the source of all below.

 With flames significant of Fate ye shine, and aptly rule for men a path divine.

 In seven bright zones you run with wandering flames, and heaven and earth compose your lucid frames:

 With course unwearied, pure and fiery bright forever shining through the veil of Night.

 Hail twinkling, joyful, ever wakeful fires! Propitious shine on all my just desires;

 These sacred rites regard with conscious rays, and end our works devoted to your praise.

Edited by M Helsdon
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Defender of the lasting Light [Have mercy on us]

Guard us through the dying Night [Have mercy on us]

Shield us now from demons strong [Have mercy on us]

Your glowing eye to last us long [Have mercy on us]

We take refuge in your dome [Have faith in us]

Guard the embers in our home [Have faith in us]

Guide our eyes to find our foes [Have faith in us]

And grant us hope from ancient woes [Have faith in us]

Glory be to Winter's Sun [Praise Yelmalio!]

Glory now to Order's Son [Praise Yelmalio!]

Glory be to Light's Preserver [Praise Yelmalio!]

And Glory to Truth's True Observer [Praise Yelmalio!]

O! Blessed and Stalwart Yelmalio [Praise him!]

O! Blessed and Stalwart Yelmalio [Preserve us!]

Hail the Ever-shining Orb.

 

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On ‎19‎/‎09‎/‎2017 at 4:22 AM, Iskallor said:

Google ancient Egyptian poems to Ra or the sun. Should give some good results.

I am afraid I have to disagree, because they are addressed to the greatest deity in the pantheon.  Perhaps the Prayer of Ashurbanipal to Shamash http://jewishchristianlit.com/Texts/ANEhymns/pr$m$.html might be closer, particularly given the pseudo-Mesopotamian character of Dara Happa. 

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