PRABHU STAVANA (Hymn of the Lord)
Here is a beautiful poem, full of divine nectar composed by H.H.Shri Kumarswamiji.
God, I have waited outside Thy gate so long
I have offered to Thee my heart’s song
Take me in Thy inner chamber
Save me from life’s storm and thunder.
I shall break the senses with my will
I shall free the soul from all ill
Happily shall I come to Thee
To seek Thy grace and be free.
Give me strength to carry on my mission
Stout-heartedly without revulsion or remission
Slings and arrows of opposition
Shall not deter me from my resolution.
Nothing daunts me when Thou art with me
Nothing dismays me when I am with Thee.
I am in Thee and Thou art in me
When this truth is perceived, we become free.
Stormy is the sea of life
In the midst of every strife
Seldom is Thy voice not heard
Seldom is the cry for aid not answered.
Thou art the refuge of the lone
Thou art the home of the forlorn
Thou art the rock of the brave
Thou art the despair of the knave.
Thou art the Lord of all creation
Thou hast created man on this plane
To win back his soul’s redemption
by breaking stupid maya’s chain.
In winter and summer, in autumn and spring
Thou art the pillar of our faith, the diamond of our ring
Blessed be Thy name and Thy glory
Blessed be the path that is so hoary.
Birds in the air and flowers in the garden
Boys and girls studying in the kindergarten
Sing Thy praises in the early morn
In the similing fields of waving corn.
Not a day passes when Thou art not heard
To Thee are alike the saint and the wayward
Thou giveth a chance to every sinner
To repent and then become a winner.
Thy light shines in every creature
Man is God in every feature
If he speaks the truth and revels in joy
That swells from the heart without decoy.
Thou art our homeland and our dreamland
We work for Thee and by Thee we stand
Facing all the blizards of life
For Thou art our hope in all our strife.
O Lord, Thou art the centre of Universe
Thou art the theme of my verse
Give me wisdom to unfold Thy mysteries
Step by step in the whole series.
Thou art my idol and my vision
which needs for ever no revision
Unchanging and unchangable
Thou dwellest in my heart unvulnerable.
I seek no nitch in the temple of fame
I seek Thy glory and Thy name
I seek not power not pelf
In love of Thee I shall slay the self.
Bless me, O Lord, with the Yogi’s crown
To live in peace without a frown
Thy grace I seek and nothing more
As I walk up and down, to and fro.
To sing Thy praises is our glory
Thy name is imprinted on life’s story
Unsurpassed in bounties, infinite in grace
In every bit of nature Thy divinity we trace.
The only language we know is God’s love
Be innocent as a child and as a dove
God’s wisdom is our ennobling scripture
May we live in nature’s architecture.
The emotions of the heart are surging
And the soul yearns for merging
Into the wide ocean of Thy eternity
In peace, calm and tranquility.
Like the philosopher’s stone, we transform our life
With the alchemy of Spirit within that is rife
We are in the thick of fight and in midstream
Thou art ever in our heart and in our dream.
There is no night in Heavens above
There is all light in the garden of love
Alas, it is we who create all darkness
By our wicked thoughts and sharpness.
Intuition is the gateway to Heavenly delight
It is poet’s eye, the mystic’s sight
It is the inner urge to do good to mankind
It is Thine own voice that is behind.
In all seasons of the year, In summer and cold
Thou showereth Thy blessings on young and old
Life with Thee is a festival, free of care
Life without Thee is like the desert air.
We find Thee in the silence of the heart
Not in the noises of life’s busy mart
We hear Thy voice, when the soul is in tune
We get Thy breath, when the heart is hewn.
We come like a trailing cloud from afar
Our birth is a miracle, Thou art our loadstar
We live and move in Thee O God
Thou art all present from star to sod.
We labour our way back to Thee O Lord
Salvation is the crown of life’s record
To seek Thee every hour of the day
It is our freedom’s surest way.
Thou art not in the cups of pleasure
Nor in any earthly treasure
But in the life lived in fullest measure
In purity of thought, that is the treasure.
When the heart is pure and mind is clean
When one wants God and God alone
Nothing can daunt, no dust, no din
God is our life’s tenor and tone.
O Lord, Thou has given me accord
Thou hast read my life’s record
I am coming to Thee, happy and free
Like a bird that hops from tree to tree.
I am now standing on the threshold of Thy mansion
Full of splendour and of strange dimension
Like the lark that nestles on the earth and sky
My soul is now free from the body to fly.
The earth is my abode as also the ethereal vault
My soul can fly from plane to plane without default
The heart’s desire is fulfilled, my joy is unbounded
I have secured peace, on eternity founded.
O my brothers and sisters, follow the Master
He will take you to the goal faster
From darkness to light is the destined lot of all
O don’t delay, listen to God’s call.