Under the gentle breeze of mercy,
Waves have risen in the Ocean of Formlessness;
Merged in the undivided, without beginning or end,
Thou, through Thine inscrutable power,
Hast assumed a human form.
On the side of the mind there is a realm unknown
Where neither the sun nor the moon can enter,
But even there Thine infinite smile
Sheds its rays and lumines with charming light.
Thy body is made of love
And puts to shame the God of Beauty;
And what sweet light Thine eyes bestrew!
Whoever sees Thee longs to offer at Thy feet
His body, life and mind.
Many ages, come and gone, have awaited Thee,
But today all doubts have vanished;
Oh, receive the gift of all I have—
I dedicate my life to serve Thee!
This hymn was written about Sri Ramakrishna by Swami Premeshananda.
The English translation is by Swami Ashokananda.
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