Lord of Language, Warden of Words
Most well-spoken of all birds,
Sacred Ibis, we beseech
your wisdom. Grant our wish: please teach
the wit and way to model speech
in such a way our prayers will reach
your ears, and so be stirred.
Holy Thoth, Lord Ra's tongue:
give us words; leave us not dumb.
Joyous paeans we'll intone
aloud to praise your gifts, alone
above all others. Do condone
our humble hymns, Bird-lord be-throned,
Accept our thanks and worship, sung.