Give Me

by Khwaja Abdullah Ansari

English version by Andrew Harvey
Original Language Persian/Farsi

O Lord, give me a heart
I can pour out in thanksgiving.
Give me life
So I can spend it
Working for the salvation of the world.

-- from Perfume of the Desert: Inspirations from Sufi Wisdom, by Andrew Harvey / Eryk Hanut

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