Samayamam Radhathil Njan Thaniye pokunnu

Malayalam Filmsongs' English annotation

സമയാംരഥത്തിൽ ഞാൻ തനിയേപോകുന്നു

This song is said to have been originally written by the German Missionary Volbrecht Nagel, who reached the coasts of Cannanore, in North Malabar in 1893. He later moved south and learned Malayalam. The song was first written in English and then translated into Malayalam.


The version shown here is an adaptation done by Vayalar and music done by Devarajan. The song is good, but it would be unwise to attribute the beauty to Vayalar. The film is Aranazhikaneram.


In the vehicle of time, I am on my journey to my lord's dwelling. It is a lonely trip for me, to reach back to my homeland. Brief is the time for this stint to end; a minor span of time, before I peel off my mortal cloths.


In the hazy hours of the night, in my God's hands do I sleep. Even in those sleepy hours, the wheels of my wagon still roll forward on to my goal.


In the early hours, I rise up still in my God's hands. In those wakening moments also, the dreams in me gush on to my destination അപ്പോഴും എൻമനസ്സിന്റെ സ്വപ്നം മുന്നോട്ടോടുന്നു.


To yield to the appeals of worldly pleasures, not apt is the time now ഈ പ്രപഞ്ചസുഖം തേടാൻ ഇപ്പോഴല്ല സമയം! I need to reach my native lands, and to call upon Jesus, unbridle-able is the urgency, now in me.