How Can I Choose To Sleep, O God, My God, When

How can I choose to sleep, O God, my God, when the eyes of them that long

for Thee are wakeful because of their separation from Thee; and how can I

lie down to rest whilst the souls of Thy lovers are sore vexed in their

remoteness from Thy presence?

I have committed, O my Lord, my spirit and my entire being into the right

hand of Thy might and Thy protection, and I lay my head on my pillow

through Thy power, and lift it up according to Thy will and Thy

good-pleasure. Thou art, in truth, the Preserver, the Keeper, the

Almighty, the Most Powerful.

By Thy might! I ask not, whether sleeping or waking, but that which Thou

dost desire. I am Thy servant and in Thy hands. Do Thou graciously aid me

to do what will shed forth the fragrance of Thy good pleasure. This,

truly, is my hope and the hope of them that enjoy near access to Thee.

Praised be Thou, O Lord of the worlds!

Hearken O King (sultan 'abdu'l-'aziz) How Long Will Ye, O Concourse Of Divines, Level The facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail