(This prayer from the Korân is to the Muhammadan what the Lord’s Prayer is to the Christian.)
God of Mercy, God of Grace,
Lord of all creation’s race,
To thy holy name we raise
Prayer, to thee, O God, be praise.
Prince of that dread Judgment day,
Thee we serve, to thee we pray,
Help us, lead us in thy way,
Way of those whom thou hast blest,
Upon whom no wrath shall rest,
Who from right go not astray.
(Idylls and Lyrics of the Nile, p. 7)