September 15, 2017

"The Song of the Covenant"

The Divine Minstrel held the stringed instrument in His Hand, and preluded a melody and tune after the Persian note, and sang this Song with a loud voice, as follows:
This is the Ancient Covenant!
This is the One Who has the Cup in His Hand!
This is the One Who has brought failure in the market of the Joseph of the Merciful God!
This is the Testament of Accord!
This is a Covenant to hold to, and utterly detach one’s self from aught else!
This is the cause of stopping the cries of contradiction (made by deniers) through the Divine Mercy!
This is the Pre-existent Covenant!
This is the weighty Mystery!
This is the Greatest Secret of the Countenance of Baha
- May my soul redeem His beloved ones!

‘Abdu’l-Baha Abbas
[Extract from a Tablet]
(Star of the West, vol. 5, no. 13, November 4, 1914)