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He is the Living, He is the Truth, He is Hu

How lovely, how beautiful

          Your face!

What coyness lies in those eyes

          and eyebrows!

Once I saw

          Your countenance

I could never become intimate

          with anyone else. 

I desire only You;

          I utter only Your name.

I see but One, say but One,

          and want but One.

On Your path, I have given up

          both head and soul,

and could never take offense or turn away

          from Your direction. 

I embrace both Your grace

          and Your wrath:

for me, Your harshness

          is sweet and pleasant.

I have erased all traces of self

          from my heart’s slate,

and in their place have inscribed,

          “Everything is He.” 

Through Your love

          I have forsaken self-existence

and have become tranquil,

          no longer rushing in every direction.

Whether You bestow light or not,

          all night and day

our zekr will be this:

          “He is Hu.”

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