Thou Dost Witness, O My God, How He Who Is
Thou dost witness, O my God, how He Who is Thy splendor calleth Thee to
remembrance, notwithstanding the manifold troubles that have touched Him,
troubles which none except Thee can number. Thou beholdest how, in His
prison-house, He recounteth Thy wondrous praises with which Thou didst
inspire Him. Such is His fervor that His enemies are powerless to deter
Him from mentioning Thee, O Thou Who art the Possessor of all names!
Praised be Thou that Thou hast so strengthened Him with Thy strength, and
endowed Him by Thine almighty power with such potency, that aught save
Thee is in His estimation but a handful of dust. The lights of unfading
splendor have so enveloped Him that all else but Thee is in His eyes but a
And when Thine irresistible summons reached me, I arose, fortified by Thy
strength, and called all that are in Thy heaven and all that are on Thy
earth to turn in the direction of Thy favors and the horizon of Thy
bounties. Some caviled at me, and determined to hurt me and slay me.
Others drank to the full of the wine of Thy grace, and hastened towards
the habitation of Thy throne.
I beseech Thee, O Thou Who art the Creator of earth and heaven and the
Source of all things, to attract Thy servants through the fragrances of
the Robe of Thine Inspiration and Thy Revelation, and to help them attain
the Tabernacle of Thy behest and power. From eternity Thou wert by Thy
transcendent might supreme over all things, and Thou wilt be exalted unto
eternity in Thy Godhead and surpassing sovereignty.
Let Thy mercy, then, be upon Thy servants and Thy creatures. Thou art, in
truth, the Almighty, the Inaccessible, the All-Glorious, the
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