My longing comes to my lips as supplication of mine My longing comes to my lips as supplication of mine Oh God! May like the beauty of the candle be the life of mine My longing comes to my lips as supplication of mine May my homeland through me attain elegance As the garden through flowers attains elegance May my life like that of the moth be oh Lord May I love the lamp of knowledge oh Lord May supportive of the poor my life’s way be May loving the old, the suffering my way be My God! My God! Protect me from the evil ways Show me the path leading to the good ways My God! Protect me from the evil ways Show me the path leading to the good ways My God! Protect me from the evil ways Show me the path leading to the good ways My God! Protect me from the evil ways Show me the path leading to the good ways