In Me Thou Livest

Take, Lord,  unto Thyself

My sense of self; and let it vanish utterly.


Take, Lord, my life,

Live Thou my life through me.


I live no longer, Lord,

But in me now

Thou livest.


Aye, between Thee and me, my God,

There is no longer room for ‘I’ and ‘mine.’



–         Tukaram

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





(Hindu Saints)     (Tukaram)    (Saints and Sages)