Lauded Be Thy Name, O My God! I Am So Carried
Lauded be Thy name, O my God! I am so carried away by the breezes blowing
from Thy presence that I have forgotten my self and all that I possess.
This is but a sign of the wonders of Thy grace and bountiful favors
vouchsafed unto me. I give praise to Thee, O my God, that Thou hast chosen
me out of all Thy creatures, and made me to be the Day-Spring of Thy
strength and the Manifestation of Thy might, and empowered me to reveal
such of Thy signs and such tokens of Thy majesty and power as none,
whether in Thy heaven or on Thy earth, can produce.
I beseech Thee, O my Lord, by Thy most effulgent Name, to acquaint my
people with the things Thou didst destine for them. Do Thou, then,
preserve them within the stronghold of Thy guardianship and the tabernacle
of Thine unerring protection, lest through them may appear what will
divide Thy servants. Assemble them, O my Lord, on the shores of this
Ocean, every drop of which proclaimeth Thee to be God, besides Whom there
is none other God, the All-Glorious, the All-Wise.
Uncover before them, O my Lord, the majesty of Thy Cause, lest they be led
to doubt Thy sovereignty and the power of Thy might. I swear by Thy glory,
O Thou Who art the Beloved of the worlds! Had they been aware of Thy power
they would of a certainty have refused to utter what Thou didst not ordain
for them in the heaven of Thy will.
Inspire them, O my Lord, with a sense of their own powerlessness before
Him Who is the Manifestation of Thy Self, and teach them to recognize the
poverty of their own nature in the face of the manifold tokens of Thy
self-sufficiency and riches, that they may gather together round Thy
Cause, and cling to the hem of Thy mercy, and cleave to the cord of the
good-pleasure of Thy will.
Thou art the Lord of the worlds, and of all those who show mercy, art the
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