Hypnus, you the king of all blissful Gods and of mortal humans and of all the animals that feed the expansive earth. Because alone you are predominant of all and you come to everybody and oblige their bodies with constraint which are not made by copper.
You absolve us from our cares and offer us sweet relief from efforts. You also prepare us for every sorrow a sacred solace and you bring us furthermore the preparation of death and you save our souls because you are by nature the original brother of Lethe (=oblivion) and Death. But , you blissful, i beg you to come mixed with sweetness and to save favourably the mystics for the devine work.