Asklepios

All praise to skillful Asklepios,
son of Apollo and bright Koronis,
kind-hearted god, friend of men and women.
Your gentle touch eases our pain, O god,
your firm hand guides our restoration;
you teach us to live well, to care for
ourselves, to seek the wisdom of Hygeia,
your beloved daughter, good and knowing
goddess who turns the minds of men toward
wholesome food and drink, and healthful pursuits.
Nimble-fingered one, quick-witted one,
by your might does the broken bone set,
the torn flesh mend, the damaged soul heal.
With your help do we bear any hurt,
do we suffer any malady,
do we battle any affliction,
with strength of will and with steadfast heart.
Asklepios, father of physicians,
helper of humanity, I praise you,
I honor you, I thank you for your gifts.

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