Glory be Thee, O my God! But for the tribulations
which are sustained in Thy path,
how could Thy true lovers be recognized; and
were it not for the trials which are borne for love
of Thee, how could the station of such as yearn for
Thee be revealed? Thy might beareth me witness!
The companions of all who adore Thee are the
tears they shed, and the comforters of such as seek
Thee are the groans they utter, and the food of
them who haste to meet Thee is the fragments of
their broken hearts.
How sweet to my taste is the bitterness of death
suffered in Thy path, and how precious in my estimation
are the shafts of Thine enemies when encountered
for the sake of the exaltation of Thy
word! Let me quaff in Thy Cause, O my God,
whatsoever Thou didst desire, and send down
upon me in Thy love all Thou didst ordain. By
Thy glory! I wish only what Thou wishest, and
cherish what Thou cherishest. In Thee have I, at
all times, placed my whole trust and confidence.
Raise up, I implore Thee, O my God, as helpers
to this Revelation such as shall be counted
worthy of Thy name and of Thy sovereignty, that
they may remember me among Thy creatures,
and hoist the ensigns of Thy victory in Thy land.
Potent art Thou to do what pleaseth Thee. No
God is there but Thee, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting.