Magnified Be Thy Name, O Thou In Whose Grasp
Sources: Prayers And Meditations
Magnified be Thy name, O Thou in Whose grasp are the reins of the souls of
all them that have recognized Thee, and in Whose right hand are the
destinies of all that are in heaven and all that are on earth! Thou doest,
through the power of Thy might, what Thou willest, and ordainest, by an
act of Thy volition, what Thou pleasest. The will of the most resolute of
men is as nothing when compared with the compelling evidences of Thy wi
and the determination of the most inflexible among Thy creatures is
dissipated before the manifold revelations of Thy purpose.
Thou art He Who, through a word of Thy mouth, hath so enravished the
hearts of Thy chosen ones that they have, in their love for Thee, detached
themselves from all except Thyself, and laid down their lives and
sacrificed their souls in Thy path, and borne, for Thy sake, what none of
Thy creatures hath borne.
I am one of Thy handmaidens, O my Lord! I have turned my face towards the
habitation of Thy mercy, and have sought the wonders of Thy manifold
favors, inasmuch as all the members of my body proclaim Thee to be the
All-Bounteous, He Whose grace is immense.
O Thou Whose face is the object of my adoration, Whose beauty is my
sanctuary, Whose court is my goal, Whose remembrance is my wish, Whose
affection is my solace, Whose love is my begetter, Whose praise is my
companion, Whose nearness is my hope, Whose presence is my greatest
longing and supreme aspiration! Disappoint me not, I entreat Thee, by
withholding from me the things Thou didst ordain for the chosen ones among
Thy handmaidens, and supply me with the good of this world and of the
world to come.
Thou art, verily, the Lord of creation. No God is there beside Thee, the
Ever-Forgiving, the Most Bountiful.