|Shabad Interpretation in English:
We are shabby and You are immaculate. We are devoid of attributes and You are the great giver.
We are stupid and You are wise and the knower of all things.
O Almighty, this is what we are, and this is what You are.
We are sinners, and You are the destroyer of sins. Your abode is so beautiful, O Lord.
You fashion all, and having fashioned them, You bless them. You bestow upon them soul, body and the breath of life.
We are worthless – we have no virtue at all; please, bless us with Your gift, O Merciful Master.
You do good for us, but we do not see it as good; You are kind and compassionate, forever and ever.
You are the Giver of peace, the Primal Lord, the architect of destiny; please, save us, Your children!
You are the treasure, eternal Lord King; all beings and creatures beg of You.
Says Nanak, such is our condition; please, Lord, keep us on the path of the saints.
Shabad Veyakheya in Punjabi: