Glorified Be Thou, O My God! Behold Thou My
Glorified be Thou, O my God! Behold Thou my head ready to fall before the
sword of Thy Will, my neck prepared to bear the chains of Thy Desire, my
heart yearning to be made a target for the darts of Thy Decree, mine eyes
expectant to gaze on the tokens and signs of Thy wondrous Mercy. For
whatsoever may befall me from Thee is the cherished desire of them who
thirst to meet Thee, and the supreme aspiration of such as have drawn nigh
unto Thy court.
By the glory of Thy might, O Thou my Well-Beloved! To have sacrificed my
life for the Manifestations of Thy Self, to have offered up my soul in the
path of the Revealers of Thy wondrous Beauty, is to have sacrificed my
spirit for Thy Spirit, my being for Thy Being, my glory for Thy glory. It
is as if I had offered up all these things for Thy sake, and for the sake
of Thy loved ones.
Though my body be pained by the trials that befall me from Thee, though it
be afflicted by the revelations of Thy Decree, yet my soul rejoiceth at
having partaken of the waters of Thy Beauty, and at having attained the
shores of the ocean of Thine eternity. Doth it beseem a lover to flee from
his beloved, or to desert the object of his heart's desire? Nay, we all
believe in Thee, and eagerly hope to enter Thy presence.
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