I Beseech Thee, O My Lord, By That Remembrance
I beseech Thee, O my Lord, by that Remembrance of Thee through which all
things have been raised to life, and through which all faces have been
made to shine, not to frustrate the hopes I have set on the things Thou
dost possess. Cause me, then, by Thy mercy, to enter beneath Thy shadow
that shadoweth all things.
Be Thou, O my Lord, my sole Desire, my Goal, mine only Hope, my constant
Aim, my Habitation and my Sanctuary. Let the object of mine ardent quest
be Thy most resplendent, Thine adorable, and ever-blessed Beauty. I
implore Thee, O my Lord, by whatsoever is of Thee, to send, from the right
hand of Thy might, that which will exalt Thy loved ones and abase Thine
No God is there beside Thee, Thou alone art my Beloved in this world and
in the world which is to come. Thou alone art the Desire of all them that
have recognized Thee.
Praised be God, the Lord of the worlds.
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