I sing now of the living God of Egypt
Fair Apis, Strong Bull of His mother
Beautiful Soul of Ptah
High of horns, the virile
Herald of the Nile’s flooding
Who carries the sun-disk between His horns
And bestows the strength to rule on the Pharaoh
Gentle protector of children,
But fierce defender of Egypt
Oh, to smell the sacred breath of the Apis!
To be in the presence of so great a God!
Great and powerful is the living Apis!
But even more powerful still is the deceased Apis
Who joins with Osiris, Bull of the West
And carries the soul of the faithful
To the Field of Reeds
Son of Hathor, Who wears the menat-necklace
Great, great is the soul of Osar-Apis!
So great that even Greece and Rome continued His worshipers
And although the modern children of Egypt may have forgotten,
The soul of Apis continues to inspire new worshipers on the other side of the globe
Hail to the Living Deceased One, The Great Bull of Heaven,
Apis the Living Bull of Egypt!