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PEARLS OF THE FAITH: 99. AZ-ZABOOR, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Patient is allah, and he loveth well
Last Line: Islâm!—we bow before his throne.
Subject(s): God; Islam

Oh, loving-kind, "long-suffering" Lord! once more
We praise Thee, magnifying Az-Zaboor.

Patient is Allah, and He loveth well
The patient, saith "the Book," and such as dwell
In kindness, asking pardon of their sins
Each dawn, and pardoning the blameable.

Islâm! this is the Faith! thyself resign,
Soul, mind, and body, to the will divine;
The kingdom and the glory and the power
Are God's, and God's the government,—not thine!

There is no God but God! and He is All:
And whatso doth befall ye doth befall
By His decree; therefore, with fear and love
Upon His glorious names devoutly call.

Allah! His holy will be done!
Islâm!—we bow before His throne.

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