Dua, Dua, Dua (Hymn to Ptah-Sokar-Wesir)
October 27, 2020

One day I was in my "meditation zone", visualizing a little chapel to Ptah, the sort Seti I might have had created. A familiar hymn to the Christian triune God came to my mind, and it seemed oddly appropriate. Ptah-Sokar-Wesir, being a Kemetic triune God, wouldn't mind it. But, of course, the words needed a re-write.

I debated sharing here, the yanking of an old hymn tune, would it appeal to anyone else? Universalist-Unitarians have a version of this in their hymnal, with a strong 'nature' aspect: "Suns and planets chorus, praise to Thee, Most Holy, who was, and is, and evermore shall be." William Channing Gannett kept that line from the original lyrics by Reginald Heber.

I hint back to those with "Great sustaining Lord of eternity", "Lord of Eternity" being one of Ptah's titles.

Titles found on a stela, British Museum #EA286, (this image derived from a scan of it found in the Bierbrier book)
Ptah, Lord of Ma'at, Perfect of Face, Upon his Throne, Great Lord of Eternity.

_Dua, Dua, Dua_

Dua, Dua, Dua Ptah-Sokar-Wesir
Early in the morning our prayers turn to you.
Dua, Dua, Dua, You gently calm our fears.
You listen always, with patience and truth.

Dua, Dua, Dua Ptah-Sokar-Wesir
You unite the two Lords, strong Set and Heru-Wer.
Dua, Dua, Dua, You create worlds from thought.
Great sustaining Lord of eternity.

Joan Lansberry, 10-25-2020
PDF here

This isn't the first time I've adapted old traditional hymns, I have also a Morning Doxology, February 11, 2016 and Now Is Darkness (new words for "Ode to Joy") March 29, 2020.

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