by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura
kṛpā-bindu diyā, koro’ ei dāse,
tṛṇāpekhā ati hīna
sakala sahane, bala diyā koro’,
Gurudeva! With a drop of mercy make this servant of yours humbler than a blade of grass. Give me the strength to bear all trials and troubles, and free me from all desire for honor.
sakale sammāna korite śakati,
deho’ nātha! jathājatha
tabe to’ gāibo, hari-nāma-sukhe,
aparādha ha ‘be hata
O lord and master! Please invest me with the power to honor all living beings properly. Only then will I sing the holy name in great ecstasy, free of offenses.
kabe heno kṛpā, labhiyā e jana,
kṛtārtha hoibe, nātha!
śakti-buddhi-hīna, āmi ati dīna,
koro’ more ātma-sātha
O lord and master! When will such mercy fall to this weak and foolish devotee? Please make me your beloved servant.
jogyatā-vicāre, kichu nāhi pāi,
karuṇā nā hoile, kāndiyā kāndiyā,
prāṇa nā rākhibo āra
When I examine myself, I find nothing of value. Therefore your mercy is essential to me. If you are not merciful, I shall simply weep and weep, and I shall not maintain my life.