Hymn XVI

To Antinous Apollon, Navigator

With you is the light of day, O Antinous Apollon,

the light of music and poetry, the light of true prophecy,

the light of healing, all the light we need. In your light

we can walk a straight path, we can see our way clear,

we can reach our destination. Guide us, Antinous Apollon,

Navigator, guide us when the day is cloudy, when the rains

are falling, when the sun is setting; guide us, glorious Phoebus,

and do not forget us when the sun sets, when the night

has come, when the lyre is silent, when the lips are closed.

Be our light when there is no light, slayer of Python,

god of Delphi; be the light that shines from within.