Unto Thee Be Praise, O Lord My God! I Entreat





Unto Thee be praise, O Lord my God! I entreat Thee, by Thy signs that have

encompassed the entire creation, and by the light of Thy countenance that

hath illuminated all that are in heaven and on earth, and by Thy mercy

that hath surpassed all created things, and by Thy grace that hath

suffused the whole universe, to rend asunder the veils that shut me out

from Thee, that I may hasten unto the Fountain-Head of Thy mighty

inspiration, and to the Day-Spring of Thy Revelation and bountiful favors,

and may be immersed beneath the ocean of Thy nearness and pleasure.



Suffer me not, O my Lord, to be deprived of the knowledge of Thee in Thy

days, and divest me not of the robe of Thy guidance. Give me to drink of

the river that is life indeed, whose waters have streamed forth from the

Paradise (Ridvan) in which the throne of Thy Name, the All-Merciful, was

established, that mine eyes may be opened, and my face be illumined, and

my heart be assured, and my soul be enlightened, and my steps be made

firm.



Thou art He Who from everlasting was, through the potency of His might,

supreme over all things, and, through the operation of His will, was able

to ordain all things. Nothing whatsoever, whether in Thy heaven or on Thy

earth, can frustrate Thy purpose. Have mercy, then, upon me, O my Lord,

through Thy gracious providence and generosity, and incline mine ear to

the sweet melodies of the birds that warble their praise of Thee, amidst

the branches of the tree of Thy oneness.



Thou art the Great Giver, the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Compassionate.





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