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The Hearts That Yearn After Thee, O My God, Are

The hearts that yearn after Thee, O my God, are burnt up with the fire of
their longing for Thee, and the eyes of them that love Thee weep sore by
reason of their crushing separation from Thy court, and the voice of the
lamentation of such as have set their hopes on Thee hath gone forth
throughout Thy dominions.

Thou hast Thyself, O my God, protected them, by Thy sovereign might, from
both extremities. But for the burning of their souls and the sighing of
their hearts, they would be drowned in the midst of their tears, and but
for the flood of their tears they would be burnt up by the fire of their
hearts and the heat of their souls. Methinks, they are like the angels
which Thou hast created of snow and of fire. Wilt Thou, despite such
vehement longing, O my God, debar them from Thy presence, or drive them
away, notwithstanding such fervor, from the door of Thy mercy? All hope is
ready to be extinguished in the hearts of Thy chosen ones, O my God! Where
are the breezes of Thy grace? They are hemmed in on all sides by their
enemies; where are the ensigns of Thy triumph which Thou didst promise in
Thy Tablets?

Thy glory is my witness! At each daybreak they who love Thee wake to find
the cup of woe set before their faces, because they have believed in Thee
and acknowledged Thy signs. Though I firmly believe that Thou hast a
greater compassion on them than they have on their own selves, though I
recognize that Thou hast afflicted them for no other purpose except to
proclaim Thy Cause, and to enable them to ascend into the heaven of Thine
eternity and the precincts of Thy court, yet Thou knowest full well the
frailty of some of them, and art aware of their impatience in their

Help them through Thy strengthening grace, I beseech Thee, O my God, to
suffer patiently in their love for Thee, and unveil to their eyes what
Thou hast decreed for them behind the Tabernacle of Thine unfailing
protection, so that they may rush forward to meet what is preordained for
them in Thy path, and may vie in hasting after tribulation in their love
towards Thee. And if not, do Thou, then, reveal the standards of Thine
ascendancy, and make them to be victorious over Thine adversaries, that
Thy sovereignty may be manifested unto all the dwellers of Thy realm, and
the power of Thy might demonstrated amidst Thy creatures. Powerful art
Thou to do what Thou willest. No God is there but Thee, the Omniscient,
the All-Wise.

Make steadfast Thou, O my God, Thy servant who hath believed in Thee to
help Thy Cause, and keep him safe from all dangers in the stronghold of
Thy care and Thy protection, both in this life and in the life which is to
come. Thou, verily, rulest as Thou pleasest. No God is there save Thee,
the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Generous.

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