PAL, Krishna. b.1764, date unknown; d. Serampore, 1822, date unknown. Pal was a Hindu carpenter at Serampore, near Calcutta, India, who was converted and baptised by William Carey (1761-1834), the great Baptist missionary, in 1800, after which he became a Christian evangelist. He died of cholera at Serampore. Pal wrote hymns in Bengali, some of which were translated by Carey. The best known is ‘Je Jone Apon Pan’ translated by Carey as ‘He who yielded up his breath’ (available at www.wmcarey.edu/krishna_pal/129.jpg). Carey’s colleague Joshua Marshman* versified it as ‘O thou my soul, forget no more’*. A modernized version, beginning ‘Now, O my soul, forget no more’, with all six verses, is...
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