Lauded Be Thy Name, O My God! Thou Beholdest

Lauded be Thy name, O my God! Thou beholdest me in the clutches of my

oppressors. Every time I turn to my right, I hear the voice of the

lamentation of them that are dear to Thee, whom the infidels have made

captives for having believed in Thee and in Thy signs, and for having set

their faces towards the horizon of Thy grace and of Thy loving-kindness.

And when I turn to my left, I hear the clamor of the wicked doers who have

disbelieved in Thee and in Thy signs, and persistently striven to put out

the light of Thy lamp which sheddeth the radiance of Thine own Self over

all that are in Thy heaven and all that are on Thy earth.

The hearts of Thy chosen ones, O my Lord, have melted because of their

separation from Thee, and the souls of Thy loved ones are burnt up by the

fire of their yearning after Thee in Thy days. I implore Thee, O Thou

Maker of the heavens and Lord of all names, by Thy most effulgent Self and

Thy most exalted and all-glorious Remembrance, to send down upon Thy loved

ones that which will draw them nearer unto Thee, and enable them to

hearken unto Thine utterances.

Tear asunder with the hand of Thy transcendent power, O my Lord, the veil

of vain imaginings, that they who are wholly devoted to Thee may see Thee

seated on the throne of Thy majesty, and the eyes of such as adore Thy

unity may rejoice at the splendors of the glory of Thy face. The doors of

hope have been shut against the hearts that long for Thee, O my Lord!

Their keys are in Thy hands; open them by the power of Thy might and Thy

sovereignty. Potent art Thou to do as Thou pleasest. Thou art, verily, the

Almighty, the Beneficent.

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