Untitled Psalm fragment, ascribed to Mani.
Welcome, my great stature,
Welcome, my bright form,
Welcome, my shining appearance!
Welcome, my powerful word,
From which I let others drink eternal life!
Welcome, my nourishing meal,
With which I satisfy the hunger of my friends!
Welcome, my chalice of salvation,
With which I delight the loved ones!
Welcome, my strong shield and my trusty sword
of speech and hearing,
And my well-prepared armor, which is in all alertness.
Welcome, comrade and companion in all battles!