The Child’s Invocation
|My longing comes to my lips as supplication of mine |
O God! May like the candle be the life of mine!
|May the world’s darkness disappear through the life of mine! |
May every place light up with the sparkling light of mine!
|May my homeland through me attain elegance|
As the garden through flowers attains elegance
|May my life like that of the moth be, O Lord!|
May I love the lamp of knowledge, O Lord!
|May supportive of the poor my life’s way be |
May loving the old, the suffering my way be
|O God! Protect me from the evil ways |
Show me the path leading to the good ways
Translated by: M.A.K. Khalil