I Cling And I Bow To You
King of heaven, you have revealed your wonder even to someone as vile as me.
You have taken from me the false joy of earthly pleasures, and given me instead the true joy of your heavenly love.
Tamil Prayer by Manikka Vasahar, 8th century from Southern India
You have taken me into your heavenly family, treating me as a beloved child. And I cling to you as a small child clings to its mother. I will never let go; I will always stay in your presence.
King of heaven, you have showered your wealth even onto
some one as undeserving as me.
You have taken from me any desire for the perishable riches of earth, and given me instead only the desire for the imperishable wealth of heaven.
You have taken me into your royal court, treating me as the chief steward of your spiritual treasures.
I bow before you as a servant bows to his master. I will never cease to adore you; I will always strive to serve you.