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by Amherst D. Tyssen

The governors of Yathreb
	They laid their maces down,
They made the Meccan exile
	The ruler of their town;
To him they came for judgment
	In each disputed cause;
They offered him their tribute,
	They bade him frame their laws.

They swore with manly fealty
	To serve him e'en to death,
Confessing him their prophet
	With life's expiring breath.
Their very lives they perilled,
	They laboured and they fought;
For in good truth they deemed him
	By God divinely taught.

Lord grant that we, renouncing
	All selfishness and pride,
At Thy command may freely
	Cast wealth and power aside.
Attentive may we listen
	Where'er Thy voice is heard,
And life itself surrender
	Obedient to Thy word.

Consistent with Thy precepts
	Our journey may we trend,
Stern duty's path pursuing
	Unswerving to the end.
Thus we, like Yathreb's heroes,
	Shall brave examples be
Of worldly weal discarded
	For faithfulness to Thee. | British Muslim Heritage