Thou hast drawn my love


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!”


By:  Kabir

From: Songs Of Kabir

Translated by Rabindranath Tagore

New York, The Macmillan Company 1915