“Hail mighty, mighty Ptah!, life-giving spirit of the world, ah!

We invoke thee!

Thou, who from nothingness didst draw the seas, the earth, the heavens,

We invoke thee!

Hail mighty, mighty Ptah, fruitful spirit of the world, ah!

We invoke thee!

Hail Numen, who art of they spirit both son and father,

We invoke thee!

Uncreated, eternal flame, which sparked the sun, mighty Ptah, ah!

We invoke thee!

Life of the Universe, myth of eternal love,

We invoke thee!

Hail mighty Ptah!”

– Giuseppe Verdi