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We lift our voice in praise:
For the benediction of great poetry, with its healing touch upon human spirits;
For the inspiration of noble music, which can breed harmony within the soul:
For the great and wise books of the ages, which can lift up the mind as to the mountain tops;
For all fine personalities, who carry about them a secret music in the heart.
For all these we lift up our voice in praise!
(Words of Worship, number 150)
Adapted from the Guru Granth Sahib 2
You are the Lord
We pray to You.
You have favoured us with our being and body.
You are Mother and Father, We are Your children.
In Your grace lie many comforts,
No one knows the limits [of Your glory].
O Lord, You are higher than the highest,
The whole creation stands on Your [support].
Whatever has sprung from You abides by Your will.
Mansukhani, G. S. (1994), Hymns from the Guru Granth Sahib, New Delhi: Hemkunt Press, 25.
Adapted from the Guru Granth Sahib 24
You are my Father
You are my Mother
You are my Kinsman
You are my Brother,
In all places
You are my protector
Then why should I have fear and anxiety?
By Your grace I have realised You.
You are my shelter
You are my pride,
There is no other beside You
The whole universe is the field of Your sport.
You have created all people and other beings.
You have allotted tasks to each according to Your will.
All that is done is Your doing.
There is nothing that comes to fruition by our power.
By meditating on Your Name, [we can attain] supreme bliss.
By singing God's praises, [our souls can calm].
By the perfect Guru's grace, Nanak is full of rejoicing.
Congratulations [pour in] on his victory in the battlefield of life.
Adapted from Mansukhani, G. S. (1994), Hymns from the Guru Granth Sahib, New Delhi: Hemkunt Press, 69.
Adapted from the Guru Granth Sahib 30
[We] seek only one bounty from [our] Lord:
That He should bless [us] with meditation on the Name and then all [our] tasks would be fulfilled. (Pause)
May His presence remain in [our hearts] and [we] may be blessed with the society of saints.
May [our minds] be not enveloped by the fire of sorrow and may [we] sing His praises day and night.
May [we] serve God in childhood
And contemplate on Him in  youth and old age.
Adapted from Mansukhani, G. S. (1994), Hymns from the Guru Granth Sahib, New Delhi: Hemkunt Press, 25.
From the Guru Granth Sahib 40
The streets are muddy: the House of [our] Spouse is far
But [we are] in love with [our] Lord.
If [we] go out (in the rain) my blanket gets wet and, if [we] stay behind, [we] falter in [our] Love!
Let [our] blanket be wetted in the rains sent by God:
 [We] must meet my Love, lest it break and [we] [become] lost.
Adapted from Mansukhani, G. S. (1994), Hymns from the Guru Granth Sahib, New Delhi: Hemkunt Press, 101.