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Here is thy footstool

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

Here is thy footstool 
and there rest thy feet 
where live the poorest, 
and lowliest, and lost.

When I try to bow to thee, 
my obeisance cannot reach down 
to the depth where thy feet rest 
among the poorest, and lowliest, and lost.

Pride can never approach 
to where thou walkest 
in the clothes of the humble 
among the poorest, and lowliest, and lost.

My heart can never find its way 
to where thou keepest company 
with the companionless among the poorest, 
the lowliest, and the lost.


Translation(s): FRE GER SWE

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages:

  • Also set in Swedish (Svenska), a translation by Andrea Butenschön (1866 - 1948) , title unknown, published 1915 ENG FRE GER by Edvin Kallstenius.

Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Voici ton repose-pied et là repose ton pied", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Demut", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2010-11-03T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:04:06
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Word count: 87

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