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Kirtan Sohila


soihlw rwgu gauVI dIpkI mhlw 1

sohilaa raag ga-orhee deepkee mehlaa 1

Sohilaa ~ The Song Of Praise. Raag Gauree Deepakee, First Mehl:

<> siqgur pRswid ]

ik-oNkaar satgur parsaad.

One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:

jY Gir kIriq AwKIAY krqy kw hoie bIcwro ]

jai ghar keerat aakhee-ai kartay kaa ho-ay beechaaro.

In that house where the Praises of the Creator are chanted and contemplated

iqqu Gir gwvhu soihlw isvirhu isrjxhwro ]1]

tit ghar gaavhu sohilaa sivrihu sirjanhaaro. ||1||

-in that house, sing Songs of Praise; meditate and remember the Creator Lord. ||1||

qum gwvhu myry inrBau kw soihlw ]

tum gaavhu mayray nirbha-o kaa sohilaa.

Sing the Songs of Praise of my Fearless Lord.

hau vwrI ijqu soihlY sdw suKu hoie ]1] rhwau ]

ha-o vaaree jit sohilai sadaa sukh ho-ay. ||1|| rahaa-o.

I am a sacrifice to that Song of Praise which brings eternal peace. ||1||Pause||

inq inq jIAVy smwlIAin dyKYgw dyvxhwru ]

nit nit jee-arhay samaalee-an daykhaigaa dayvanhaar.

Day after day, He cares for His beings; the Great Giver watches over all.

qyry dwnY kImiq nw pvY iqsu dwqy kvxu sumwru ]2]

tayray daanai keemat naa pavai tis daatay kavan sumaar. ||2||

Your Gifts cannot be appraised; how can anyone compare to the Giver? ||2||

sMbiq swhw iliKAw imil kir pwvhu qylu ]

sambat saahaa likhi-aa mil kar paavhu tayl.

The day of my wedding is pre-ordained. Come, gather together and pour the oil over the threshold.

dyhu sjx AsIsVIAw ijau hovY swihb isau mylu ]3]

dayh sajan aseesrhee-aa ji-o hovai saahib si-o mayl. ||3||

My friends, give me your blessings, that I may merge with my Lord and Master. ||3||

Gir Gir eyho pwhucw sdVy inq pvMin ]

ghar ghar ayho paahuchaa sad-rhay nit pavann.

Unto each and every home, into each and every heart, this summons is sent out; the call comes each and every day.

sdxhwrw ismrIAY nwnk sy idh AwvMin ]4]1]

sadanhaaraa simree-ai naanak say dih aavann. ||4||1||

Remember in meditation the One who summons us; O Nanak, that day is drawing near! ||4||1||

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