Lady Bast beloved of the Gods we call to you Mighty Lady of the East, Right eye of Ra.
”Thank you Beloved daughter of Ra for the blessings you bestow on all of us everyday.Thank you for your love, most Powerful Mother. Thank you for the Peace and Protection you bring into our homes, to the temples and Sanctuaries; to the people and your Beloved Animals! We are renewed by your Blessings each day, you are the rekindler of new life, Beloved Lady of Bubastis, who grants your creation, from the first occasion. [The world was said to have emerged from an infinite, lifeless sea when the sun rose for the first time, in a distant period known as Zep Tepi, or the First Occasion.] Goddess, you are the Concealed One who shows us love and affection and who grants us pleasure to experience the deepest fulfillment of life. Our hearts rejoice in your presence like the Lotus praises Ra at each new day. Lady of Blossoming you bring us joy and we thank you for bestowing this upon all of us! You have our love, oh beautiful Bast, Powerful One, Soul of Isis. Offerings we make to you, flame of the Sun, Great Protectoress, Daughter of Delight, Infinite Fulfillment Made Manifest.
– version of Hymn to Bast by Rahopet (~ 2000 BCE)