WE SHALL OVERCOME

“WE SHALL OVERCOME”

O GOD! GIVE US STRENGTH!
J S Broca

O God, give us strength
To overcome our mind (wrong thoughts)
Before attempting to conquer others
Conquer ourselves first.

To cleanse our hearts of discrimination,
If friends make mistakes, to be able to forgive them
Save us from lies, Make Truth our life
Whatever the difficulties we will continue to work
O God, give us strength…..

With the support of Dharma,
Tread the path of righteousness
We will remain self confident, unafraid of evil
Before attempting to conquer others
Conquer ourselves first.
O God, give us strength………

HUMKO MAN KI SHAKTI DENA
(Hindi)
Humko man ki shakti dena man vijay karein
Doosron ki jai se pehle khud ko jai karein
Humko man ki shakti dena man vijay karein
Doosron ki jai se pehle khud ko jai karein
Humko man ki shakti dena….

Bhed bhaav apne dil se saaf kar sakein
Doston se bhool ho to maaf kar sakein
Jhoot se bache rahein, sach ka dum bharein
Doosron ki jai se pehle khud ko jai karein
Humko man ki shakti dena….

Mushkilein padein to hum par itna karm kar
Sath dein to dharm ka, chalein to dharm par
Khud pe hausla pe rahe, badi se na darein
Doosron ki jai se pehle khud ko jai karein
Humko man ki shakti dena….

(I was a student of Engineering College of MS University BARODA when the film ‘Guddi’ was released in 1971. I liked this song a lot and have sung it in chorus several times on many occasions.)

Film               : Guddi (1971)
Penned by      : Gulzar
Composed by :Vasant Desai
Sung by         :Vani Jairam

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1 Response to WE SHALL OVERCOME

  1. Jatinder Pal Singh Broca says:

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful prayer Broca ji!
    With the support of Dharma,
    Tread the path of righteousness
    We will remain self confident, unafraid of evil
    Giti Tyagi, Patiala, Mar 29, 2020

    Yes, empathy & dharma — they should be the guiding mantras. Thank you, dear Broca ji.
    U Atreya Sarma, Hyderabad, Mar 29, 2020

    Thank you, Broca ji for sharing the translation of this prayer. It is one of my favourites!! And wonderfully translated!!
    Pushpa Subramanian , KOLKATA, Mar 29, 2020

    Thanks Broca sir for translating this sublime prayers. This is one of my favorites.
    Annapurna Sharma, Nellore, Mar 29, 2020

    Thank you sir for this beautiful song in translation!
    Cherime Sangma, Williamnagar, Mar 29, 2020

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