Holy is God, the father of all;
Holy is God, whose counsel is done by his own powers;
Holy is God, who wishes to be known and is known
by his own people;
Holy are you, who by the word have constituted all
things that are;
Holy are you, from whom all nature was born as image;
Holy are you, of whom nature has not made a like figure;
Holy are you, who are stronger than every power;
Holy are you, who surpasses every excellence;
Holy are you, mightier than praises.
Poimandres I.31. From Hermetica (Cambridge University Press, 1992). Translated by Brian Copenhaver.