Paramahansa Yogananda

(05 January 1893 – 07 March 1952 / Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh / India)

God God God


From the depth of slumber,
As I ascend the spiral stairway of wakefulness,
I whisper
God, God, God!

Thou art the food and when I break my fast
Of nightly separation from Thee
I taste thee and mentally say
God, God, God!

No matter where I go, the spotlight of my mind
Ever keeps turning on Thee;
And in the battle dim of activity my silent war cry
Is ever;
God, God, God!

When boisterous storms of trials shriek
And worries howl at me,
I drown their noises, loudly chanting
God, God, God!

When my mind weaves dreams
With treads of memories,
Then on that magic cloth I do emboss;
God, God, God!

Ever night, in time of deepest sleep,
My peace dreams and calls; Joy! Joy! Joy!
And my Joy comes singing evermore;
God, God, God!

In waking, eating, working, dreaming, sleeping,
Serving, meditating, chanting, divinely loving,
My soul constantly hums, unheard by any;
God, God, God!

Submitted: Friday, April 27, 2012

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  • Rookie - 37 Points Marmaduke Williams (2/8/2014 11:26:00 PM)

    For all this grandeur talk about God, he is a rather un-involved sort of character. Almost as if he doesn't exist. Weird. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 224 Points Joe Breunig (7/3/2012 9:36:00 AM)

    A lovely and enjoyable piece; it all that we do, we need to be thankful and mindful of Him; wonderfully conceived!

    -Joe Breunig
    Reaching Towards His Unbounded Glory (Report) Reply

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