O! RACHEL (Samgeev)

Samgeev Published on 02 November, 2020
O! RACHEL (Samgeev)

Laban asked seven more years as your price

Can he set a price for the jewel of Africa?

O Rachel! you are priceless and glorious

Sweeter than honey, prettier than the roses.


Seven or seventy years, I don’t mind

Your charm and beauty, the years cannot steal

Glory of the jewels increases with years

Wine gets stronger with time and tide


How can I touch your flaming cheeks!

My fingers are hardened like Laban’s heart

Hardened with seven years of hard labor

Seven more years to quench the flare of love!


The veil of darkness covered its folly for a night

The trickery of Laban came out exposed

The dawn broke out with truth revealed

But the wound of heart will never be healed.


When your glory pierces my soul, O! Rachel,

When my dreams are immersed in your beauty

Seven years are seven moments in life

Even the waters of Nile won’t quench this flame.


Jacob loved Rachel. Laban, her father asked Jacob a price for Rachel. Jacob must work seven years as a slave. Jacob agreed. But Jacob was tricked at the end of seven years. Laban gave his other daughter to Jacob. Jacob did not notice it. In the next morning Jacob found that he was tricked.

Laban’s answer was the following.

“It is not our custom here to give the younger daughter in marriage before the older one.” Laban asked Jacob seven more years of hard labor to win the hands of Rachel. The story is from the Bible (Genesis, Chapter 29).

മലയാളത്തില്‍ ടൈപ്പ് ചെയ്യാന്‍ ഇവിടെ ക്ലിക്ക് ചെയ്യുക