AMERICAN ARTI

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AMERICAN ARTI

(composed by Hank Mindlin, USA)

 

How one can fathom Your fathomless being?

How can we know You we see with gross eyes?

A glimpse of Your shadow has blinded our seeing.

How can Your glory ever be realised?

 

Chorus

Consumed is my mind in Your fire and flame.

Accept it, O meher, in oneness.

Consumed is my heart in the sound of Your name.

Accept, O Meher, my arti.  Accept, O Meher, my arti.  

 

The thoughts cannot reach You and words cannot speak You,

Infinite Ocean of unending bliss.

Though we beseech You, How can we seek you?

How can the finite know limitlessness?

 

Repeat chorus

At your command suns and stars give their light;

What in the worlds can I offer as mine?

even my gift of love would be naught in Your sight,

But veiled reflection of Your love divine.

 

Repeat chorus

You are the Ancient One, Lord of creation.

How can we measure Your true majesty?

You are the Christ, the Divine Incarnation.

Dear Lord, please don’t be indifferent to me.

 

Repeat chorus

You are beginning and end of all things,

It’s you alone Who assumes every role.

Sinners and saints, beggars and kings,

You are the Source and You are the Goal.

 

Repeat chorus

How one can fathom Your fathomless being?

How can we know You we see with gross eyes?

A glimpse of Your shadow has blinded our seeing.

How can Your glory ever be realised?

 

Repeat chorus