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1. Forgetting thyself, coming into this world,

Having suffered manifold pain,

At Thy Feet have I come,

Thee I shall tell my sorrows:

2. In mother's womb while I lay

in the deadly fetters of bondage,

For once, Oh Lord, showing Thyself to me

Didst Thou abandon Thy poor servant,

3. Then thought I: "after I have birth,

I shall worship Thee,"

I was born but fallen into the meshes of Maya

There was not a particle of knowledge.

4. A fondled child in the lap of kindred,

Laughingly I passed the time.

The affection of the father and other made me forget,

This world did taste sweet.

5. By slow degrees day by day, growing up as a boy

With the other boys did I play.

In a few more days the power of understanding

was aroused,

I conned my lessons night and day.

6. In the pride of learning I journeyed to many a place,

Earning wealth,

Supporting Kindred with all my heart,

Hari, Thee I forgot.

7. Now in old age Bhakitivinode,

Crying feels so sad,

Not worshipping Thee the days passed in vain,

What help is there now ?