To Thee Thou hast drawn my love, O Fakir!
I was sleeping in my own chamber, and Thou didst awaken me;
striking me with Thy voice, O Fakir!
I was drowning in the deeps of the ocean of this world, and
Thou didst save me: upholding me with Thine arm, O Fakir!
Only one word and no second–and Thou hast made me tear off all
my bonds, O Fakir!
Kabîr says, “Thou hast united Thy heart to my heart, O Fakir!”
From: Songs Of Kabir
Translated by Rabindranath Tagore
New York, The Macmillan Company 1915