Raag Aasaa, Fourth Mehl,
There is One God.
By the Grace of the True Guru:
That Lord, that Primal Being is immaculately pure.
The Lord God, the Primal Being is immaculately pure.
The Lord is inaccessible, unreachable and unrivalled.
All meditate, all meditate upon You.
O Dear Lord, O True Creator Lord: All living beings belong to You.
You are the Giver of all Souls.
Meditate upon the Lord, O Saints--He is the Dispeller of all sorrow.
The Lord Himself is the Lord Master, and the Lord Himself is the Servant.
O Nanak*, how insignificant is the mortal!
You are constant in each and every heart, and in all things.
O Dear Lord, you are the One.
Some are givers, and some are beggars.
All this is Your wondrous play.
You Yourself are the Giver, and You Yourself are the Enjoyer.
I know no other than You.
You are the Supreme Lord, limitless and Infinite.
What virtures of yours can I speak of and describe?
To those who serve You, to those who serve You, O Dear Lord, servant Nanak is a sacrifice.
Those who meditate upon You, those humble beings dwell in peace in this world.
They are liberated, they are liberated, those who meditate upon the Lord.
For them, the noose of Death is cut away.
Those who meditate upon the Fealess One, on the Fearless Lord, all their fears are dispelled.
Those who serve, those who serve my Dear Lord, they are absorbed into the Being of the Lord God.
Blessed are they, blessed are they, who meditate upon their Dear Lord.
Servant Nanak is a sacrifice unto them.
Devotion to You, devotion to you, is a treasure overflowing, infinite and beyond measure.
Your devotees, Your devotees praise You, O Dear Lord in many and various and innumerable ways.
For You, many--for You, so very many perform worship services.
O Dear Infinite Lord, they practice disciplined penance and chant your Name endlessly.
For You, many--for You, so very many read the mumerous Simritees and Shaastras.
They perform rituals and religious rites.
Those devotees, those devotees are sublime, O servant Nanak, who are pleasing to my Dear Lord God.
You are the Primal Being, the most wonderful Creator.
No other is as great as You.
Age after age, You are the One.
Forever and ever, You are the One.
You never change, O Creator Lord,
As it pleases Your will, so are things done.
You Yourself accomplish what happens.
You Yourself created the entire Universe, and You Yourself, having fashioned it shall destroy it all.
Servant Nanak sings the praises of the Dear Creator, who is the Knower of all.