From the recordings YolandaNanda and YolandaNanda

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“Love Lifted Me/Twameva Mata” - This song shows how all the cultures are somehow connected by blending Christian Gospel and Indian Mantra. The spiritual songs message is how one can find a mother or father, or maybe a friend in God, and with love, can come close to Divinity. " -Shuvam DasGupta, Rock At Night Magazine

Lyrics

Love Lifted Me! Capo 3-A E D shapes
A
Spoken: Oh Beloved! you are mother and father.
D A
You are friend and companion.
A
You are riches, you are wisdom.
E A
You are the eternal divine guide

A D A
Mantra: Twameva maataa cha pitaa twameva,
A E A
Twameva bandhush cha sakhaa twameva,
A D A
Twameva vidyaa dravinam twameva,
A E A
Twameva sarvam Mama deva deva.

A D A
vs. 1 I was sinking in despair, far from the shore,
A E A
Feeling sorry for myself, sinking to rise no more,
A D A
But the ears of Mama Deva heard my despairing cry,
A E A
From the waters lifted me, now safe am I.

Chorus:
A D A
Love lifted me! Love lifted me!
A E A
When nothing else could help,Love lifted me!

A D A
vs. 2 All my heart to LOVE I give, ever to GRACE I’ll cling,
A E A
In this blessed presence live, ever to FAITH I'll sing,
A D A
Love so mighty and so true, merits my soul’s best songs,
A E A
Faithful, loving service, to All Life belongs.

A D A

Mantra: Twameva maataa cha pitaa twameva,
A E A
Twameva bandhush cha sakhaa twameva,
A D A
Twameva vidyaa dravinam twameva,
A E A
Twameva sarvam Mama deva deva.



Chorus (with mantra):
A D A
Love lifted me! Love lifted me!
A E A
When nothing else could help,Love lifted me!

(with mantra in background)
A D A

Mantra: Twameva maataa cha pitaa twameva,
A E A
Twameva bandhush cha sakhaa twameva,
A D A
Twameva vidyaa dravinam twameva,
A E A
Twameva sarvam Mama deva deva.

Translation:
Oh beloved! you are mother and
father.
You are friend and companion.

You are riches, you are wisdom.
You are the eternal divine guide

Tvameva Mata - In sanskrit with meaning
त्वमेव माता च पिता त्वमेव
Tvameva Mata Ca Pita Tvameva
Om

त्वमेव माता च पिता त्वमेव ।
त्वमेव बन्धुश्च सखा त्वमेव ।
त्वमेव विद्या द्रविणम् त्वमेव ।
त्वमेव सर्वम् मम देव देव ॥
Tvam-Eva Maataa Ca Pitaa Tvam-Eva |
Tvam-Eva Bandhush-Ca Sakhaa Tvam-Eva |
Tvam-Eva Viidyaa Dravinnam Tvam-Eva |
Tvam-Eva Sarvam Mama Deva Deva ||

Meaning:
1: You Truly are my Mother And You Truly are my Father .
2: You Truly are my Relative And You Truly are my Friend.
3: You Truly are my Knowledge and You Truly are my Wealth.
4: You Truly are my All, My God of Gods.