Rig Veda, tr. by Ralph T.H. Griffith,  1. As forth to sacrifice we go, a hymn to a hymn let us say, Who hears us even when afar; 2 Who, from of old, in carnage, when the people gathered, hath preserved His household for the worshipper. 3 And let men say, Agni is born, e’en he who slayeth Vṛtra, he Who winneth wealth in every fight. 4 Him in whose house an envoy thou lovest to taste his offered gifts, And strengthenest his sacrifice, 5 Him, Aṅgiras, thou Son of Strength, all men call happy in his God, His offerings, and his sacred grass. 6 Hitherward shalt thou bring these Gods to our laudation and to taste. These offered gifts, fair-shining One. 7 When, Agni, on thine embassage thou goest not a sound is heard of steed or straining of thy car. 8 Aided by thee uninjured, strong, one after other, goes he forth: Agni, the offerer forward steps. 9 And splendid strength, heroic, high, Agni, thou grantest from the Gods, Thou God, to him who offers gifts.