When I lose Myself

When thus I lose myself in Thee, my God,
Then do I see, and know,

That all Thy universe reveals Thy beauty,

All living beings, and all lifeless things,

Exist through Thee.

This whole vast world is but the form

In which Thous showest us Thyself,

Is but the voice
In which Thyself Thou speakest unto us.

What need of words?

Come, Master, come,

And fill me wholly with Thyself.

-         Tukaram

-         From John S.Hoyland, An Indian Peasant Mystics: Translations from Tukaram (Allenson &Co.  1932)

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