O lifeless one, bereft of heart and soul,
Come to life, come thou to life!
O slumbering one, wrapt in mire and clay,
Awake, do thou awake!
O drunken one, so dazed and gone astray,
Clear thy mind, clear thou thy mind!
The world is filled with sweetest musk; the eyes are brightened with His light;
the heavens now are set ablaze.
From life and self be freed, be wholly freed!
Now is the time for sacrifice; here waft the breaths of Paradise;
secrets Divine are all made known.
Lead thou the lovers nigh, lead them nigh!
The sweetly singing mystic bird, upon a verdant cypress bough,
imparteth knowledge to the soul;
Commit His secrets to thy heart! Commit His secrets to thy heart!
– ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Light of the World