Rabindranath Tagore

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

Face To Face

Poem by Rabindranath Tagore

Day after day, O lord of my life,
shall I stand before thee face to face.
With folded hands, O lord of all worlds,
shall I stand before thee face to face.

Under thy great sky in solitude and silence,
with humble heart shall I stand before thee face to face.

In this laborious world of thine, tumultuous with toil
and with struggle, among hurrying crowds
shall I stand before thee face to face.

And when my work shall be done in this world,
O King of kings, alone and speechless
shall I stand before thee face to face.


Comments about Face To Face by Rabindranath Tagore

  • Deeksha (7/26/2019 9:51:00 AM)

    Very nice poem(Report)Reply

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  • Priya (12/30/2018 9:37:00 AM)

    Can I get the summary of this poem.. Plzzz(Report)Reply

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  • Sumit Mishra (12/8/2018 9:51:00 PM)

    Nice poem(Report)Reply

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  • naman (7/26/2018 10:07:00 AM)

    nice poem(Report)Reply

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  • Keshva (7/25/2018 9:00:00 AM)

    Good nice(Report)Reply

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  • birendra singh rana (7/3/2018 1:13:00 AM)

    I am fan of your poems(Report)Reply

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  • Robert Murray SmithRobert Murray Smith (6/19/2018 11:17:00 PM)

    A typical poem of hope. No great merit.(Report)Reply

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  • Chongshohha Chorkhy (5/5/2018 11:57:00 AM)

    Related to Bible verse(Report)Reply

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  • Biresh Kumar Reang (5/5/2018 11:55:00 AM)

    A great poem written by a great person,(Report)Reply

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  • Kavya patel (4/12/2018 11:29:00 PM)

    Its very nice poem i love this poem(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (12/12/2017 12:38:00 AM)

    A holy prayer, wonderful craftsmanship....And when my work shall be done in this world/O King of kings, alone and speechless/shall I stand before thee face to face........great!(Report)Reply

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  • Upendra Upm (3/23/2017 3:46:00 AM)

    World is laborious, tumultuous, full of hurrying crowds Great sky in solitude and silence.poet will be alone, and speechless, with folded hands, face to face stand before God.wonderful poem(Report)Reply

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  • Bisy UntanBisy Untan (10/17/2016 7:52:00 AM)

    A humble bow to the saint poet.(Report)Reply

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  • M Asim NehalM Asim Nehal (8/1/2016 5:13:00 PM)

    Nice prayer, longing to meet the Lord face to face means doing good in this world.(Report)Reply

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  • T Rajan Evol (7/6/2016 7:28:00 PM)

    Outstanding poem
    And when my work shall be done in this world,
    O King of kings, alone and speechless
    shall I stand before thee face to face.(Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (9/25/2015 7:53:00 AM)

    ........beautiful imagery...a wonderful poem ★(Report)Reply

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  • Mailrangam Visvanathan Venkataraman (7/15/2014 11:55:00 AM)

    Here the poet indicates a clear conscience
    That is why he boldly tells the Lord his mind
    Because he is true, honest and very sincere
    He is ready to be before God face to face

    This poem can be used as a holy prayer
    As we confess to God our innocent toil
    We confirm that we follow noble ways
    A lovely poem by that great Indian poet.(Report)Reply

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  • Mailrangam Visvanathan Venkataraman (7/15/2014 11:53:00 AM)

    Here the poet indicates a clear conscience
    That is why he boldly tells the Lord his mind
    Because he is true, honest and very sincere
    He is ready to be before God face to face

    This poem can be used as a holy prayer
    As we confess to God our innocent toil
    We confirm that we follow noble ways
    A lovely poem by that great Indian poet.(Report)Reply

    9 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
  • Ramesh RaiRamesh Rai (2/14/2014 1:02:00 PM)

    I too will stand before thee face to face.(Report)Reply

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  • Ula Step (11/30/2013 4:10:00 AM)

    wonderful poem, awarness that the moment will come I will stand face to God and show what I did, what was my life, what a man i wa; wonderful(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004