The child in us

“The child in us” is a song by the group “Enigma” which begins with a sanskrit shloka as given below:

Prasanna vadana-m saubhaagyadaa-m bhaagyadaa-m hastabhyaam abhayapradaa-m manikanai nanavidhai bhushitaa-m

This is the description of God. There is a place of balance between the opposites and that is the place of calm and fearlessness, the fountain-head of life.

The one with the calm and blissful face is the giver of good luck and (bad) luck. The one whose raised palm instills faith and courage in us, is embellished in various pieces of precious stones

The song is  beautifully sung and is very relaxing to hear.:

prasanna vadanaam saubhaagyadaam bhaagyadaam
hathaabhyaam abhayapradaam manikanai
naanaavidhai bhuushhitaam

who is of smiling face, bestower of all fortunes,whose hands are ready to provide assurance to the fearful, is adorned by various ornaments with precious stones

Puer natus est nobis,
et filius datus est nobis:
cujus emperium super humerum…

For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given:
and the government will be upon his shoulder..


Some day you came
And I knew you were the one
You were the rain, you were the sun
But I needed both, cause I needed you
You were the one
I was dreaming of all my life
When it is dark you are my light
But don’t forget
Who’s always our guide
It is the child in us

21 thoughts on “The child in us

  1. Thanks for providing the translation to those lyrics. Since it seems to be a bit hard to find on the internet and is uncredited on the Enigma album, I just wanted to mention that the Sanskrit is sampled from the singer Namjilyn Norovbanzad, whose the album was called “Heart of Asia.”

  2. I love this song. There is one thing that very few “lyrics” websites will identify. After the Gregorian chant like singing of Isaiah nine verse six…(I wonder how many people even knew it was a prophetic quote) he says a few words in Spanish. They translate to “he has come He is here.” (El a venido. Si. Esta) I love that because it validates one of the Christian beliefs many people discredit. Christ is not coming… He’s already here. And I love that about this song. Listen to it again, and you’ll hear the words.

  3. 7 years and still listening to it. I love all the songs from Enigma. Came here for the lyrics and happy to know the translation.

    May god be with us all 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s