177. I Want to Merge in the Vastness of Thy Presence

O Fountain of love, make us feel that our hearts are all flooded by Thine omnipresent love. O Great Source of the rivers of all our desires, teach us not to run ourselves dry, nor lose ourselves in the sands of short-lived sense-satisfactions.

We demand from Thee that the rivers of our cravings pass through all lowlands of humbleness, self-sacrifice and consideration for others, and at last, reinforced by Thy torrential blessings, merge in the ocean of all fulfillment in Thee.

Bless us, that the rivulets of all our sympathy, affection and love, lose not themselves in the drought of dreary selfishness.

Let the little, lonely, separately moving streamlets of our love coming from Thee, merge at last in Thine ocean of all-fulfillment.


178. Blow Thy Music Through My Shattered Reed