Married to the Holy Name.
Samapriya devi dasi: Betrothed by Srila Prabhupada the holy name to wed,
vowing not to put another in His sacred bed.
You rest upon my tongue, taking me a journey far,
throughout the worlds and inner space revealing who You are.
You are my husband and I pledge to stay with You forever,
I pray to keep You in my heart, no earthly thing will sever.
As Your wife I make an oath to serve You as I can,
placing You upon my lips surrendered to Your plan.
You are first in everything of duties I perform,
Of You my voice will ever sing, though struggle to conform,
to that which You would have me do,
and prove that I belong to You.
So many times You make me cry,
and only patience shows me why.
The holy name of the Lord is my life and soul
He leads me through this darkness to cleanse my heart of coal.
I will never stray from Him, we’re bound eternally,
and walk together as though one, but ever separately.
Oh Hari nama, when I call You appear in sound,
it is I who turns away, You’re always to be found.
With chastity and loyalty let my dependence thrive,
resounding in my humbled heart Your love remains alive.
If somehow you leave this place I will come along.
I cannot live without Your grace nor Your hallowed song.
No matter where I find myself how fervent I must pray,
having taken hold my heart upon my lips You stay.