Was I not thine when Allah spoke the word Which formed from smoke the sky? Were not our two hearts one When heaven heard the stars, The first faint stars reply? Were not our twin hearts one, When heaven heard the stars, The first faint stars reply? Canst thou then doubt that while the ages roll Our being one shall be? As flame and light are one, so is my soul One, o my love, with thee, As flame and light are one, so is my soul with thee, One with thee, One with thee. The ebbing star floods of the Judgment day Shall leave my heart still thine And Paradise itself shall fade away Ere I thy love resign.
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- by Arlo Bates (1850 - 1918), "When Allah spoke", appears in Told in the Gate, first published 1892 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by George Whitefield Chadwick (1854 - 1931), "Was I not thine", from Lyrics from "Told in the Gate", no. 7. [text verified 1 time]
- by William Arms Fisher (1861 - 1948), "When Allah spoke", op. 14 no. 1. [text not verified]
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