(prāneśwar!) kohobuṅ ki sarama ki bāt
aichana pāp nāhi, jo hāma nā koraluṅ,
sahasra sahasra beri nāth
1) O Lord of my life! How shall I tell You of my shameful story? There is no sin which I have not committed thousands of times and more, O Lord.*
sohi karama-phala, bhave moke peśa-i,
dokha deobo āb kāhi
takhonaka parinām, kachu nā bicāraluṅ,
āb pachu taraite cāhi
2) My life in this world has only been one of affliction and torment as a result of those sins. Who is there to blame for this misery? At the time I did not consider the consequences; but now, in the aftermath, I seek to be saved.
dokha vicāra-i, tuṅhu danḍa deobi,
hāma bhoga korabuṅ saṁsār
karato gatāgati, bhakata-jana-saṅge,
mati rohu caraṇe tohār
3) After judging my sins, You will surely punish me befittingly, and I shall suffer the pangs of rebirth in this world. I only pray that, as I come and go through repeated births and deaths, my mind may ever dwell at Your lotus feet as I keep the company of Your devotees.
āpana caturpana, tuwā pade soṅpaluṅ,
hṛdoya-garava dūre gelo
dīna-doyā-moya, tuwā kṛpā niramala,
bhakativinoda āśā bhelo
4) I offer this judicious prayer at Your feet: The pride of my heart has gone far away. O You who are so kind to the meek, Your spotlessly pure mercy has become Bhaktivinoda’s only hope.
*This song is based on the moods found in the Stotra-Ratnam, verse 20.