When she sees the sun in the dark of the night
When she becomes one with all that is,
And when she sees herself as the source of all the light
Then her son is the father of all that lives.
When he overcomes the repetition of his thousand names
And the miracles he leaves behind,
And when he sees one player in a thousand thousand games
then he turns himself around to the other side,
He is gone, he is gone.
Buried seeds awake in the earth,
Deep water giving birth.
The falcon soars to the top of the sky
and the unicorn lays his head in the lap of the lady.
The moon! The moon!
Waves of love leaping up to the moon.
Eagle-master journeys of lightning and thunder.
Horses swimming through fire.
Allah! The sun! the sun!
Then a sword in the clouds
and the rain going down
to a home in the ground.
The skin of the flower opening to me!
The king and the queen riding over the sea!
Sister from the ancient land
Brother from before the world
Was it your face I saw, or the moon?
Was it your heart I felt, or the sun?
When the king and the queen become the moon and the sun,
And the light they give is the life they live,
And the thousand worlds they leave behind to the children yet to come,
And the other shore is the place they started from,
And the thousand worlds beyond me
And the thousand worlds within
And every place is no place
The beginning is the end...
And all my time is timeless
And every wave is one wave
and all my seeds are flowers
And all my loves are one love...
And all my names are nameless
And all my lives are one life
And all my many faces
Are dissolving in the one light...
Gone Gone Gone away
Allah singing forever and ever.
They are one, they are gone.
GATE GATE PARAGATE PARASAMGATE
(Gone Gone Gone beyond.
Completely exposed. Awake!
So be it.)
The Sufi Choir
"Cryin' For Joy" album
Director and Composer
William Allaudin Mathieu
Huzur Nawaz Stephen Coughlin
Vasheest Phillip Davenport
Amina Kathryn Erikson
Mouni Sitton Cave
William Allaudin Mathieu, piano
Amin Quance, dumbek, tabla
Baba Maize, acoustic and electric bass
Brian Godden, lead guitar
Dara Young, trombone, electric bass
Eugene Okamoto, drums
George Ruckert, sarod
Huzur Nawaz Stephen Coughlin, clarinet, metal and wooden flutes
Muid Pani, tabla
Richard Tillinghast, percussion
Shabda Kahn, acoustic guitar, dumbek
Zakir Hussain, tabla and dholak
Carlos & Star (Clear Sound), recording
Phil Sawyer, special effects
Digitally remastered from the original two track masters by Joe Hoffmann and Allaudin
BMI © 1974 Cold Mountain Music
Sufi Choir Photos