From A Tale of Songs by Swami Kriyananda
“The words of this song, Paramhansa Yogananda told us, were received by him during a lecture, from Saint Francis of Assisi. I present the words here unedited, in their original freshness and beauty.

“I myself received the melody one morning as I was waking from sleep. I had asked my Guru to give it to me, so that I might share these inspiring words more widely.”

From the depths of slumber, as I ascend
The spiral stairway of wakefulness,
I will whisper, whisper:
God! God! God!

Thou art the food, and when I break my fast
Of nightly separation from Thee,
I will taste Thee, and mentally say:
God! God! God!

No matter where I go, the spotlight of my mind
Will ever keep turning on Thee;
And in the battle din of activity my silent war cry will be:
God! God! God!

When boist’rous storms of trials shriek
And when worries howl at me,
I will drown their noises, loudly chanting:
God! God! God!

When my mind weaves dreams, dreams
With threads of memories,
On that magic cloth will I emboss:
God! God! God!

Ev’ry night, in time of deepest sleep,
When my peace dreams and calls: Joy! Joy!
My joy comes singing evermore:
God! God! God!

In waking, eating, working, dreaming, sleeping,
Serving, meditating, chanting, divinely loving,
My soul will constantly hum, unheard by any:
God! God! God!