Day now is passing in wonder and light,
Hark to the distant call.
Over the world steal the footsteps of night,
Silence reigns over all.
Sink once more, O radiant Sun, into thy bed of gold,
Take with thee into the night our longings manifold.
Low we bow before our splendor
Thy power unknown,
Bear our spirits in surrender
To Allah’s throne.
Long and weary is the journey where the deserts roll,
Wild and fearsome are the storms that sweep across the soul.
‘Neath thy cloak of glory hide us,
Till life is done,
Then to Allah’s garden guide us