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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