Many a chilled heart, O my God, hath been
set ablaze with the fire of Thy Cause,
and many a slumberer hath been wakened by the
sweetness of Thy voice. How many are the
strangers who have sought shelter beneath the
shadow of the tree of Thy oneness, and how numerous
the thirsty ones who have panted after the
fountain of Thy living waters in Thy days!
Blessed is he that hath set himself towards
Thee, and hasted to attain the Dayspring of the
lights of Thy face. Blessed is he who with all his
affections hath turned to the Dawning-Place of
Thy Revelation and the Fountainhead of Thine
inspiration. Blessed is he that hath expended in
Thy path what Thou didst bestow upon him
through Thy bounty and favor. Blessed is he who,
in his sore longing after Thee, hath cast away all
else except Thyself. Blessed is he who hath enjoyed
intimate communion with Thee, and rid
himself of all attachment to anyone save Thee.
I beseech Thee, O my Lord, by Him Who is
Thy Name, Who, through the power of thy
sovereignty and might, hath risen above the horizon
of His prison, to ordain for everyone what
becometh Thee and beseemeth Thine exaltation.
Thy might, in truth, is equal to all things.