Praised Be Thou, O My God! Thou Seest Me Shut Up

Praised be Thou, O my God! Thou seest me shut up in this Prison, and art

well aware that I have entered it solely for Thy sake and for the sake of

the glorification of Thy word and the proclamation of Thy Cause. I cry out

to Thee, this very moment, O Thou Who art the Lord of all worlds,

beseeching Thee, by Thine undoubted Name, to attract the hearts of Thy

servants unto the Day-Spring of Thy most excellent titles and the

Dawning-Place of Thy most resplendent signs.

But for the troubles that touch me in Thy path, O my God, how else could

my heart rejoice in Thy days; and were it not for the blood which is shed

for love of Thee, what else could tinge the faces of Thy chosen ones

before the eyes of Thy creatures? I swear by Thy might! The ornament that

adorneth the countenance of Thy dear ones is the blood which, in their

love for Thee, floweth out of their foreheads over their faces.

Thou beholdest, O my God, how every bone in my body soundeth like a pipe

with the music of Thine inspiration, revealing the signs of Thy oneness

and the clear tokens of Thy unity. I entreat Thee, O my God, by Thy Name

which irradiateth all things, to raise up such servants as shall incline

their ears to the voice of the melodies that hath ascended from the right

hand of the throne of Thy glory. Make them, then, to quaff from the hand

of Thy grace the wine of Thy mercy, that it may assure their hearts, and

cause them to turn away from the left hand of idle fancies and vain

imaginings to the right hand of confidence and certitude.

Now that Thou hast guided them unto the door of Thy grace, O my Lord, cast

them not away, by Thy bounty; and now that Thou hast summoned them unto

the horizon of Thy Cause, keep them not back from Thee, by Thy

graciousness and favor. Powerful art Thou to do as Thou pleasest. No God

is there but Thee, the Omniscient, the All-Informed.

Praised Be Thou, O My God! This Servant Of Thine Praised Be Thou, O My God! Thou Seest How Thy facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail