Adam Is Received By the Spirit of the Earth
|Open thy eyes and look above,|
Look at the streak of dawn;
Look at the veiling of the vision;
Look at the banishment unfair;
Look at the battle of hope and fear.
|Thine are the clouds, the rains, the skies,|
Thine are the winds, the storms,
The woods, the mountains, the rivers are thine;
The world of the angels was a void;
Look at the peopled earth, which is thine.
|Thou wilt rule it like a king;|
The stars will gaze in wonder;
Thy vision will encompass the earth;
Thy sighs will reach the heavens;
Look at the power of thy pain and passion.
|The spark in thee is a radiant sun;|
A new world lives in thee;
Thou carest not for a borrowed heaven;
Thy life‑blood has it concealed;
Look at the reward of anguish and toil.
|Thy lyre has an eternal plaintive string,|
Panting with the passion of love;
Thou guardest eternal secrets divine,
And livest a life of obedient power;
Look at the world as shaped by thy will.
Translated by: Naim Siddiqui