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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.