I know he is on his way
He is coming
I hear the echo of his footfalls in my heart.
How long and how far has he come?
To the shores of the sea
To the verge of the woodland?
These the sky has been whispering.
Ah, woe me! so far I am living
To come to me
He will have to travel long
Spreading my heart
I shall cover his way
Let his footsteps fall on my pain.
Translation of the song - Se je bahir holo ami jani - by Rabidranath Tagore. Like many other songs of the poet this one can be classified both as a devotional as well as a love song. Its best recording is by Debabrata Biswas. The original with its swaralipi or notation is at http://www.rabindra-rachanabali.nltr.org/node/5573.