Vesak Songs Lyrics

The Bodhi Tree

Performed by: Kang Kee

Lyrics: Sujatha Hettiarachchi

Music: Tan Huat Chye

In the forest dense and wild

Providing shade for fierce and mild,

Beloved by both man and child,

The Holy Bodhi Stands.

 

In the city’s sun-browned heart

Where the highways meet and part,

Beneath whose shade the sparrows dart

The  Holy Bodhi stands.

 

Down the river’s fertile shore

Where young meet for Dhamma’s lore

Enshrined within a pilgrim door,

The Holy Bodhi stands.

 

Years by thousands have gone by

Since that Indian  Prince did sigh,

And where became The Buddha high,

The Holiest Bodhi stands!

In the forest dense and wild

Providing shade for fierce and mild,

Beloved by both man and child,

The Holy Bodhi Stands.

 

In the city’s sun-browned heart

Where the highways meet and part,

Beneath whose shade the sparrows dart

The  Holy Bodhi stands.

 

Down the river’s fertile shore

Where young meet for Dhamma’s lore

Enshrined within a pilgrim door,

The Holy Bodhi stands.

 

Years by thousands have gone by

Since that Indian  Prince did sigh,

And where became The Buddha high,

The Holiest Bodhi stands!

In the forest dense and wild

Providing shade for fierce and mild,

Beloved by both man and child,

The Holy Bodhi Stands.

 

In the city’s sun-browned heart

Where the highways meet and part,

Beneath whose shade the sparrows dart

The  Holy Bodhi stands.

 

Down the river’s fertile shore

Where young meet for Dhamma’s lore

Enshrined within a pilgrim door,

The Holy Bodhi stands.

 

Years by thousands have gone by

Since that Indian  Prince did sigh,

And where became The Buddha high,

The Holiest Bodhi stands!

Home

Performed by: Juliana

Whenever I am feeling low

I look around me and I know

There's a place that will stay within me

Wherever I may choose to go

I will always recall the city

Know every street and shore

Sail down the river that brings us life

Winding through my Singapore

 

This is Home, truly

Where I know I must be

Where my dreams wait for me

Where that river always flows

 

This is home, surely

As my senses tell me

This is where I won't be alone                    

For this is where I know it's home

 

每一次我感到徬徨

不自禁就会回头望

我知道心中有个地方

一定会有一盏灯

照亮每一颗黑暗的心房

指引未来方向

沿着生命河流向前航

就能登陆理想

我的家 收藏

我的欢喜悲伤

只要点燃希望

梦就会自由飞翔

我的家 给我

一双坚定翅膀

我的梦 不论在何方

一生的爱 唯有家 

 

我的家 收藏

我的欢喜悲伤

只要点燃希望

梦就会自由飞翔

 

This is home, surely

As my senses tell me

This is where I won't be alone                    

For this is where I know it's home

 

For this is where I know it's home

世世代代 温暖的家

Bhrama of my Heart

Performed by: Xiao Thoong

Do you remember the night

You lullabied me to sleep

Turning my tears to

comfort and to laughter

 

Do you remember the days

Being the flowers in the sky

You showed me wisdom

And guide me all the way

 

You have sacrificed for me

Leaving heart-prints of your love

Brahma of my hope

Teacher and my saviour

 

You’re the hero of my life

Gave me everything and more

Brahma of my joys

Brahma of my heart

 

I will remember your hopes

I will make your dreams come true

I will turn your fears into

courage and compassion

 

I promise to take care of you

Share with you all the love I have

Please do believe me

My love for you shines through

 

You have sacrificed for me

Leaving heart-prints of your love

Brahma of my hope

Teacher and my saviour

 

You’re the hero of my life

Gave me everything and more

Brahma of my joys

Brahma of my heart

 

Ah……

You have sacrificed for me

Leaving heart-prints of your love

Brahma of my hope

Teacher and my saviour

 

You’re the hero of my life

Gave me everything and more

Brahma of my joys

Brahma of my heart

 

Brahma of my joys

Brahma of my heart

Peace on Vesak

Performed by: Daniel Yeo

Music: Daniel Yeo/Pavina Yeo

Lyrics: Daniel Yeo/Pavina Yeo

Adult vocal: Marie Antoinette R. Gorgonio

15 Feb 2010

Inky pinky deva sings

The stars will show me the way 

The night seems long my will is strong

Peace on Vesak day 

 

Long I have wondered in this place

Under the Bodhi tree I meditate

Compassion I have for all beings I see

Wisdom I found will set me free

(Wisdom I found will set you free)

(Wisdom I found will set us free)

Ps: A song inspired by my then 6 year old daughter, Pavina

Follow The Path

Performed by: Wei Guang

Music: Ng Kang Kee and Ong Wei Guang 

Lyrics: Ong Wei Guang

I have always been wondering 

Why isn’t life always smooth-sailing? 

How I long so much to be free 

From dissatisfaction and suffering 

 

Then I found the answer 

There’s a way out of all these 

I will strive hard to achieve 

This perfect ever-lasting bliss 

 

Let us follow the Noble Eightfold Path 

Showing us the way towards Nirvana 

Here and now we stand together hand in hand 

Each one of us a lamp spreading the Dharma to the world 

(x2)

 

Showing us the way… showing us the way 

Here and now we stand together hand in hand  

Spread the Dharma to the world

Dedication of Merit

Performed by: Rev. Heng Sure/Loreena McKennitt

May every living being, 
Our minds as one and radiant with light,
Share the fruits of peace,
With hearts of goodness, luminous and bright.
If people hear and see, 
How hands and hearts can find in giving, unity,
May our minds awake, 
To Great Compassion, wisdom and to joy.
May kindness find reward,
May all who sorrow leave their grief and pain; 
May this boundless light,
Dispel the darkness of our endless night. 
Because our hearts are one
This world of pain turns into Paradise,
May all become compassionate and wise,
May all become compassionate and wise.

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