tams tathabhyarditan viksya
bhagavan atmabhur ajah
krpaya paraya deva
Translation by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
When the most powerful Lord Brahma saw the demigods coming toward him, their bodies gravely injured by the arrows of the demons, he pacified them by his great causeless mercy and spoke as follows.