Music Review: Mender Of Hearts

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A Music Review: Har Har Mukande with Mender of Hearts — The Crimson Collection Vol. 4 & 5 on one compact disc

By James Bean

Copyright August 2007

Artists: Singh Kaur (vocals) and Kim Robertson (Celtic Harp)

Label: Invincible Music

Website: http://www.InvincibleMusic.com

See info on the CD here: http://www.invinciblemusic.com/Crimson_Downloadable_Music.htm

Go to this web address to hear Real Audio sample of Mender of Hearts: http://invinciblemedia.com/mender.rm

Har Har Mukande with Mender of Hearts is a very special recording, one of my all-time favorite albums of spiritual music.

The first part, Har Har Mukande, is based on words from the Sikh scriptures, and is intended to empower the individual. The artists describe it this way: "…….a healing celestial song/chant to awaken your victorious personality. It is written that this sound current will give the experience of living from a carefree perspective which is the liberated soul.  It can stimulate the capacity for commitment and courage, turning challenges into opportunities." 

The second part is titled, Mender of Hearts, and, like the first, is a kind of musical mantra designed to have a specific effect upon the listener, in this case to stimulate love for the Supreme Being: "This love song to the Infinite, the Mender of Hearts, has the ability to heal the heart and re-awaken your joy and enthusiasm for life.  This is a love song in the purest sense: a love song to the infinite within each of us and the infinite that unites us all, the one who is ‘the mender of all hearts, the mender of the wounds of life…the sustainer of all.’ The intricate and beautiful melody of the Celtic harp blending with Singh Kaur’s soothing crystal-clear voice will touch your soul."

The heart-centered bhakti lyrics of Mender of Hearts are also from the Sikh scriptures of India, from the Peace Lagoon translation published by the 3HO/Yogi Bhajan group, even now, one of the nicer anthologies of the Sikh scriptures available in contemporary English, a very beautiful book.

Mender of of Hearts

Waahay Guroo Waahay Guroo
Waahay Guroo Waahay Jeeo

You are the mender, the mender of of hearts.
You are the sustainer of all.
You are the mender of the wounds of life.
You are the sustainer of all.
In your heart You care for everyone.
Within all hearts, in everyone.
In Your heart You care for everyone.
Within all hearts, within all hearts You’re there.
O my mind, meditate forever on the Holy One.

You are the mender of the wounds of life.
You are the sustainer of all.
So remember Him who alone will carry you,
Who alone will carry you to your destination.
Meditate forever on the One.
O my mind, meditate forever on the One.