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Hukam

NOTE: In the original recording the guitar is slightly detuned a few cents down.


Intro

One who considers himself …
One who considers himself to be
A disciple of the True Guru,
Should rise before the coming of the light
And contemplate the Name.

During the early hours of the morning
He should rise and bathe,
Cleansing his soul in a tank of Nectar Pure,
While he repeats the Name.

By this procedure he truly washes away
The sins of his soul.
Then with the arrival of dawn he should sing
The hymns of praise
He should hold the Name in his heart
All through the busy hours of the day

The one who repeats the Name with his every breath
Is a most dear disciple
The disciple who has received the gift of the Lord’s Name,
Truly wins the favor of the Lord.

I seek to kiss the very dust
Under the feet of such a one,
Who recites the Name
And inspires others to do so …

GUR SAT GUR KA JO SIKH AKAYAY,
SO BALAKAY OOTH HAR NAM DIAYAY!

Interlude

One who considers himself …
One who considers himself to be
A disciple of the True Guru,
of the True Guru of the True Guru
Should rise and shine …
Give God your glory, glory!
rise and shine …
Give God your glory, glory!
rise and shine …
Give God your glory, glory!