My refuge is a garden in the desert;
~~a river in the wilderness is my hope.
There the Father of the Covenant blessed Abraham;
~~there the Father blessed the tribes of man.
There the Father of the Law led his chosen;
~~there the Father of the Way lifted the poor in heart.
And in the days of Arabia, the Father of Submission raised the dwellers of earth;
~~there, from nomads in barren lands, He raised nations.
He did not desert His children there, but eased their thirst;
~~neither did He fail to feed the fishers of men.
He did not abandon His children, even in the time of the end:
~~there He founded the Garden of Paradise, His promised kingdom; His lovers, rose-like, opening.