From Stephane

On the eve o’ bright morning, lovers do not rest

They are joyfully singing praises to Lord’s best!

The lovers they’re longing for a glimpse of the moon

When the sky is cloudy, they yearn to see him soon

O my Lord send your peace upon thy Beloved

Make him our holy compass, our guide in the night

O my Lord send your peace upon thy Beloved

Make us his companions, our guide to the light

Let me tell you an ancient tale of the old

Of the Best of Creation, the greatest ev’r told

Of a man that came to show us the Way

His name’s Muhammad, lover of Adonai

O my Lord send your peace upon thy Beloved

Make him our holy compass our guide in the night

O my Lord send your peace upon thy Beloved

Make us his companions our guide to the light

His birth was a sign of our Lord’s holy presence

Idols were shattered in Persia, Byzantine

And his noble mother knew right away

That God had delivered his Prophet today!

O my Lord send your peace upon thy Beloved

Make him our holy compass our guide in the night

O my Lord send your peace upon thy Beloved

Make us his companions our guide to the light

And as a young child, it all became clear

When his wet-nurse Halima’s good fortune appeared

And then the Angels came down to see

To cleanse our Dear Prophet’s heart of Prophecy

O my Lord send your peace upon thy Beloved

Make him our holy compass our guide in the night

O my Lord send your peace upon thy Beloved

Make us his companions our guide to the light

And as he came of age, his reputation grew

And our Lady Khadija wed the Prophet-true

Then in that blessed cave thus spake Gabriel,  “call thy good people to the gospel.”

O my Lord send your peace upon thy Beloved

Make him our holy compass our guide in the night

O my Lord send your peace upon thy Beloved

Make us his companions our guide to the light

The first ones to believe were oft persecuted

But their faith stood firm with their Beloved

And off to Yathrib the believers now headed

Not out of fear but to answer the call!

O my Lord send your peace upon thy Beloved

Make him our holy compass our guide in the night

O my Lord send your peace upon thy Beloved

Make us his companions our guide to the light

Battles were fought to teach them a lesson

That the greatest of struggles is always within them

And once they were ready, the Meccan gates opened

The companions rejoiced with their Beloved

O my Lord send your peace upon thy Beloved

Make him our holy compass our guide in the night

O my Lord send your peace upon thy Beloved

Make us his companions our guide to the light

And the lovers they know that the depth of the night

Is the closest of time to the clear morning light

Let us pray that one day we’ll meet our Beloved

With his family, his friends and righteous companions

O my Lord send your peace upon thy Beloved

Make him our holy compass our guide in the night

O my Lord send your peace upon thy Beloved

Make us his companions our guide to the light

Make us amongst our mothers and fathers

So that we may truly be sisters and brothers

O my Lord bless this holy gathering

And increase our strength so that we may sing

O my Lord send your peace upon thy Beloved

Make him our holy compass our guide in the night

O my Lord send your peace upon thy Beloved

Make us his companions our guide to the light

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