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Song 1 (Dhanashi-raga or Kamoda-raga)
1. kirtana rasamaya agama agocara
akhila loka-gati bhakata-prana-pati
jaya gaura nityananda canda
2. heri patita gana karunabalokana
jagabhari karala apara
dhanya shri-chaitanya abatara
3. hari-sankirtane majila jaga-jana
sura nara naga pashu pakhi
sakala beda sara prema sudha-dhara
deyala kahu na upekhi
4. tri-bhubana mangala nama-prema-bale
dura gela kali andhiyara
shamana-bhabana-patha sabe eka rodhala
bancita ramananda duracara
1. Glory to the two moons who are Lord Gaura and Lord Nityananda, two moons who taste the sweet nectar of chanting the holy names, who are beyond the touch of the Vedas, who are the roots of transcendental bliss, who are the goals of all living beings, and who are the masters of the devotees' lives!
2. Glory to glorious Shri Chaitanya, who descended to this world, who glances with merciful eyes at the fallen souls, who fills the world with a limitless flood of mercy, who breaks the fear of repeated birth and death, and who destroys sins!
3. Into the nectar of chanting the holy names He plunged the demigods, humans, nagas, beasts, birds, and all other creatures in the world. He gave the nectar flood of ecstatic spiritual love, a flood that is the best thing in all the Vedas, to everyone. He did not neglect anyone.
4. Then the three worlds became auspicious. Then the power of love for the holy name chased Kali-yuga's darkness far away. Then everyone walked on the glorious and peaceful spiritual path. Only misbehaved Ramananda did not walk on that path. Only he was cheated.
Song 2 (Baradi-raga)
1. (Refrain) dekha dekha jiba gauranga candera lila
lakhe lakhe gopi nimikhe bhula-iya ki lagi sannyasi haila
2. pita-basana chadi dora-kaupina pari
bakuya karila danda
kalindira tire sukha parihari
3. rama abatare dhanuka dhariya
gokule purila bamshi
ebe jiba lagi karuna dhariya
danda dhariya sannyasi
4. dhari naba-danda la-iya karanga
sindhu-tire kaila thana
ramananda kaya sannyasira besha naya
1. (Refrain) O spirit-souls, look! Look at Lord Gaurangacandra's pastimes! Why, in the blinking of an eye forgetting millions and millions of gopis, has He now become a sannyasi?
2. Rejecting His yellow garments, now He wears a sannyasi's garments. Now He carries a danda. Turning away from His blissful pastimes on the Yamuna's banks, now He stays by the seaside.
3. When He descended as Ramacandra to this world, He carried a bow. When He stayed in Gokula He filled the flute with melodies. Now, out of compassion for the fallen souls, He carries a danda. Now He is a sannyasi.
4. Carrying a waterpot and a new danda, He stays by the seaside. Ramananda says: If He had not accepted a sannyasi's garments He would have been a heroic warrior, a warrior who ripped the blasphemers into shreds.
Song 3 (Gandhara-raga)
1. dekha dekha adabhuta sundara shaci-suta
aparupa bihi niramana
dagamaga hirana kirana jini tanu-ruci
hari hari bolata bayana
2. bhalahi malayaja bindu-birajita
kanaka saroja canda janu ujora
tahi bedi ali-kula dola
3. du-nayana aruna kamala-dala ganjana
khanjana jiniya cakora
yaichana shikhila ganthala moti-phala
taiche bahata ghana lora
4. nija guna nama gana-rasa-sayare
jaga-jana nimagana kela
dina hina ramananda tanhi bancita
kincita parasha na bhela
1. Look! Look at Shaci's wonderfully handsome son! What a wonder has destiny created in Him! His form is more glorious than gold. His mouth is filled with the words, “Hari! Hari!"
2. His forehead is splendidly decorated with drops of sandal-paste. His curly hair falls in waves. He is splendid like a moon or a golden lotus, a golden lotus surrounded by the restless black bees of His hair.
3. His two eyes rebuke the red lotus petals. His eyes defeat the khanjana and cakora birds. His tears teach the strings of pearls how to shine with glory.
4. He plunges the people of the world into the nectar ocean of songs chanting His holy names and describing His transcendental glories. Poor fallen Ramananda is cheated of that ocean of nectar. He cannot touch even a drop of it.
Song 4 (Tudi-raga)
1. dekhata bekata gaura adabhuta
jambunada tanu basana jiniya bhanu
sundara sughada sudhira
2. braja-lila-guna sonari sonari ghana
raha-i na para-i thira
pulake purala tanu phutala kadamba janu
jhara jhara nayanaka-nira
3. abirata bhakata gana-rase unamata
kambu-kantha ghana dola
pulake purala jiba shuni puna nacata
saghane bolaye hari-bola
4. deba-deba abideba jana ballabha
kali-yuga kala byala bhaye katara
ramanande kara para
1. Look at Lord Gaura, wonderful and glorious on the Ganga's bank. His form is like gold. His garments defeat the sun. He is handsome and saintly and wise.
2. Remembering and remembering Lord Krishna's Vraja pastimes and glories, He cannot remain peaceful. Like kadamba filaments, the hairs of His body stand erect. A river of tears flows from His eyes.
3. Without stop tasting the nectar of the devotees' songs, He has become wild with bliss. His conchshell neck sways to and fro. Hearing these songs, He begins to dance. The hairs of His body stand erect. He calls out, "Haribol!"
4. O master of the demigods! O dear master of the devotees! O purifier of the fallen! O Lord who descended to this world! Please take Ramananda to the farther shore of this ocean of birth and death, Ramananda who is terrified of the black snake of Kali-yuga.