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1. Hear, O Lord, the tale of my sorrows -
The poison of worldly enjoyment
I have sipped, pretending it was the nectar;
But now the sun is setting.
2. In the diversions of play my childhood,
My boyhood in studies I wasted;
There arose no consciousness of good in me.
For enjoying my youth,
I devised a home and settled down in it;
Children and friends did fast multiply.
3. Old age soon arrived,
All joys departed;
With disease I was smitten down.
The senses lost their vigour,
The body grew feeble,
The heart was sad lacking enjoyment.
4. Devoid of a particle of true knowledge,
Missing the elixir of devotion,
What help is there for me ?
Thou art the Friend of the fallen;
I am the worst of sinners;
In mercy lift me to Thy Feet,
5. Judging me
Thou wilt find no good;
Have pity, judge me not.
The nectar of Thy Lotus Feet
Make me taste;
Do Thou deliver Bhaktivinode.