Provisional Translation

  • Nayriz has recently become the scene of bloodshed.
  • The beloved friends of God hastened
  • to the scene of martyrdom giving their lives
  • in the path of that True Light.
  • With sobbing eyes and burning hearts, their cries
  • and moans reached the highest chambers of Paradise.
  • The Sorrow is intense and lamentation begins again.
  • The utmost wish of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
  • is to drink a drop from this same cup of loyalty,
  • to become inebriated with the wine of sacrifice
  • so that the end of life
  • becomes the beginning of bounty.
  • O Lord!
  • Give me to drink from this same overflowing cup
  • of Thy utmost generosity and make me to drink
  • from this same wine of Thy blessing
  • and give me to taste from this same heavenly food
  • which none but every repenting servant may taste.
  • Adorn my head with the crown of honor.
  • Shed my blood on the ground. Crucify my body.
  • Make my body disintegrate into dust.
  • Make my bones targets of the darts of Thy decree.
  • Thou verily art the Most Generous.
  • Thou verily art the Most Great.
  • Thou verily art the Most Merciful, The Compassionate.
  • 'Abdu’l-Bahá

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