93. The Early Hours

  1. By the Glorious Morning Light,

  2. And by the Night when it is still,

  3. Thy Guardian-Lord hath not forsakenthee, nor is He displeased.

  4. And verily the Hereafter will be betterfor thee than the present.

  5. And soon will thy Guardian-Lord givethee (that wherewith) thou shalt be well-pleased.

  6. Did He not find thee an orphan and givethee shelter (and care)?

  7. And He found thee wandering, and He gavethee guidance.

  8. And He found thee in need, and made theeindependent.

  9. Therefore, treat not the orphan withharshness,

  10. Nor repulse the petitioner (unheard);

  11. But the bounty of the Lord – rehearseand proclaim!