Rabindranath Tagore

(7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941 / Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India)

Give Me Strength - Poem by Rabindranath Tagore

This is my prayer to thee, my lord---strike,
strike at the root of penury in my heart.

Give me the strength lightly to bear my joys and sorrows.

Give me the strength to make my love fruitful in service.

Give me the strength never to disown the poor or bend my knees before insolent might.

Give me the strength to raise my mind high above daily trifles.

And give me the strength to surrender my strength to thy will with love.

Comments about Give Me Strength by Rabindranath Tagore

  • (6/26/2016 11:23:00 PM)

    Give me strength to raise my mind high above daily trifles.
    A meaningful prayer versified by the great poet. Thanks for sharing it here.
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  • Susan Williams (6/26/2016 5:06:00 PM)

    What a powerful prayer and aimed so well at the common fault-lines in our make-up. I applaud the simplicity of his prayer- he is talking directly from his heart and soul to his Creator and in doing so he talks without ornamentation, gaudiness, or look-at-me stylish writing. He is simply and reverently praying for God to invest him with strength to do God's will. Absolutely a model of prayer. (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (6/26/2016 1:39:00 AM)

    Only you are able to rise above yourself. Not through a man-made concept.

    The poem is valuable to those who believe.

    Good wishes.

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (6/26/2016 1:08:00 AM)

    This is one of the best prayers I have seen in the recent past, to ask for the strength to bear the suffering and to obtain the strength for serving is something very unique and different......100+++++ (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (6/26/2016 12:45:00 AM)

    To bear my joys and sorrows! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • (1/2/2012 10:52:00 PM)

    Awesome Poem that everyone keep in mind, heart or whatever to (we, human beings) be along with this lines. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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