For he is the only shelter 

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As the days go by

And one day death looks into our eye

My friend, remember Krishna

For he is the only shelter

 

When the soul departs

From the body that’s falling apart

My friend, chant the names of Krishna

For he is the only shelter

 

Friends, family, kin and kindred

And all the possessions accumulated in hundreds

All shall be left behind except for Krishna

For he is the only shelter

 

Name, fame and money

All that’s alluring us like honey

Nothing shall come along but Krishna

For he is the only shelter

 

Life is a tiny drop of water

Uncertain like a drop on a lotus leaf that falters

Think at every moment of Krishna

For he is the only shelter

 

Chant therefore with sincerity

To life and the goal thereof, it will bring clarity

And at the end you will be with Krishna

For he is the only shelter