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It's so imposing, so perfect you can see why many insist it couldn't possibly be the work of mere humans. Prayers follow the same general pattern as hymns, but address the relevant god in a more personal way, asking for blessings, help, or forgiveness for wrongdoing. Los Angeles: Center for Afro-American Studies, University of California, 1987-1990. 2 Vols. O thou god of life, thou lord of love, all men live when thou shinest; thou art crowned king of the gods. After death, they preserved their ruler's bodies by embalming and buried them in pyramid tombs.

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