Even Sacrifice May Not Be Pure

Music: Fantasy in C Major: Adagio.
By Franz Schubert.
Performed by Daniel Blanch at the Free Music Archive
under a Public Domain License.

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Even sacrifice may not be pure,
Intended for the eye and not the heart.
Do, then, out of love make sacrifice
As Abraham once offered up his son.
Love of Allah is what will endure
As fire consumes each lacerated part,
Devouring all but love, that will suffice
However long the sacrifice goes on,
As years and lives through time's cold fingers run.

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