Gitanjali

Updated: Apr 12, 2019

#Gitanjali – Song Offerings performed by #zHustlers in the smooth jazzy dubby reggae is the magnum opus of Rabindranath Tagore and the work that gave him the Nobel Prize. #Rabindranath #Tagore wrote in Bengali and translated to English himself. The book consists of 103 poems rooted in the ancient spiritual wisdom of India. Most of the poems found in Gitanjali are prayers written when Rabindranath Tagore experienced difficult times, he lost both his father, wife, a daughter and az son in a short time. This pain and deep devotion to God are captured in the moving prose-verses of Gitanjali, which Tagore dedicated as “Song Offerings”.


Gitanjali 35

BY RABINDRANATH TAGORE

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;

   Where knowledge is free;

   Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by 

narrow domestic walls;

   Where words come out from the depth of truth;

    striving stretches its arms towards perfection;

   Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the 

dreary desert sand of dead habit;

   Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening 

thought and action

   Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake♾zhustlers♾ @ BSR.FM Black Sea Records Ltd.





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LYRICS WRITTEN BY RABINDRANATH TAGORE


Gitanjali 35

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;

Where knowledge is free;

Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by

narrow domestic walls;

Where words come out from the depth of truth;

striving stretches its arms towards perfection;

Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the

dreary desert sand of dead habit;

Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening

thought and action

Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.



♾zHustlers♾

GITANJALI (2019)


1 Where The Mind is Without Fear - zHustlers - Gitanjali (2019)

2 He Comes, Comes ever Comes - zHustlers - Gatanjali (2019)

3 Covered With Dust - zHustlers - Gitanjali (2019)

4 My Desires are Many - zHustlers - Gitanjali (2019)

5 I am Only Waiting - zHustlers - Gitanjali (2019)

6 I am Here to Sing Thee Songs - zHustlers - Gitanjali (2019)

7 Pilgrimage to No End - zHustlers - Gitanjali (2019)

8 The Time That My Journey Takes is Long - zHustlers - Gitanjali (2019)

9 I Live in the Hope of Meeting With Him - zHustlers - Gitanjali (2019) 1

10 Come Upon Me With a Shower of Merci - zHustlers - Gitanjali (2019)

11 I Want Only Thee - zHustlers - Gitanjali (2019)

12 The Poorest, Lowliest and Lost - zHustlers - Gitanjali (2019)

13 I ask for a moment - zHustlers - Gitanjali (2019)

14 Like a Creeper in the Summer Breeze - zHustlers - Gitanjali (2019)

15 If the Day is Done - zHustlers - Gitanjali (2019)Play

16 Thick Veil - zHustlers - Gitanjali (2019)


LYRICS


GITANJALI 10


HERE is thy footstool and there rest

thy feet where live the poorest, and

lowliest, and lost.


When I try to bow to thee, my

obeisance cannot reach down to the

depth where thy feet rest among the

poorest, and lowliest, and lost


Pride can never approach to where

thou walkest in the clothes of the

humble among the poorest, and lowliest,

and lost.


My heart can never find its way to

where thou keepest company with the

companionless among the poorest, the

lowliest, and the lost.


10 G1TANJALI


GITANJALI 12

THE time that my journey takes is long

and the way of it long.

I came out on the chariot of the first

gleam of light, and pursued my voyage

through the wildernesses of worlds leav-

ing my track on many a star and planet.

It is the most distant course that

comes nearest to thyself, and that

training is the most intricate which

leads to the utter simplicity of a tune.

The traveller has to knock at every

alien door to come to his own, and one

has to wander through all the outer

worlds to reach the innermost shrine

at the end.

My eyes strayed far and wide before

I shut them and said " Here art thou ! "

The question and the cry "Oh,

where ? " melt into tears of a thousand

streams and deluge the world with the

flood of the assurance " I am 1 "


GITANJALI 13

THE song that I came to sing remains

unsung to this day.

I have spent my days in stringing

and in unstringing my instrument.

The time has not come true, the

words have not been rightly set ; only

there is the agony of wishing in my

heart.

The blossom has not opened ; only

the wind is sighing by.

I have not seen his face, nor have I

listened to his voice ; only I have heard

his gentle footsteps from the road before

my house.

The livelong day has passed in spread-

ing his seat on the floor ; but the lamp

has not been lit and I cannot ask him

into my house.

I live in the hope of meeting with

him ; but this meeting is not yet.


MY desires are many and my cry is

pitiful, but ever didst thou save me by

hard refusals ; and this strong mercy

has been wrought into my life through

and through.

Day by day thou art making me

worthy of the simple, great gifts that

thou gavest to me unasked this sky

and the light, this body and the life

and the mind saving me from perils

of overmucli desire.

There are times when I languidly

linger and times when I awaken and

hurry in search of my goal ; but cruelly

thou hidest thyself from before me.

Day by day thou art making me

worthy of thy full acceptance by refus-

ing me ever and anon, saving me from

perils of weak, uncertain desire.


GITANJALI 15

I AM here to sing thee songs.

I AM here to sing thee songs.

In this hall of thine I have a corner seat-

In thy world I have no work to do ;

my useless life can only break out in tunes without a purpose.

When the hour strikes for thy silent worship

at the dark temple of midnight,

command me, my master,

to stand before thee to sing.

When in the morning air

the golden harp is tuned,

honour me,

commanding my presence.


GITANJALI 17

I AM only waiting for love to give

myself up at last into his hands. That

is why it is so late and why I have