Composed by Sri Sri Sankardev
I lie prostrate at your feet Save my soul, Pain shakes me, pain is terrible I cannot hold on to life. This world is in a flux and change Life property and youth Have been for ever changing Wife children and all are insubstantial Nothing is an invariant core. Even my soul is most unsteady Like a drop of water On a lotus leaf Your feet alone can assure Shelter from fear. Sankar prays to you Hrisikesh To take him across the sea of sorrows. You are motion, consciousness and the lord Kindly show me path, advise me.
[Translated by Ananda Bormudoi]
Sri Sri Sankardev (1449-1568) was a 15-16th Century Indian Saint-Scholar, social and religious reformer, poet, playwright and musician of Assam. Borgeet or Songs Celestial is a tradition of raga and tala based Assamese song developed by Sri Sri Sankardev and Sri Sri Madhavdev, another Indian Saint-Scholar, poet of Assam.