"From Us ‐ King of Kings, thy Father,
And thy Mother, Queen of the Dawn-land,

"And from Our Second, thy Brother ‐
To thee, Son, down in Egypt, Our Greeting!

"Up and arise from thy sleep,
Give ear to the words of Our Letter!

"Remember that thou art a King's son;
See whom thou hast served in thy slavedom.

"Bethink thyself of the Pearl
For which thou didst journey to Egypt.


From: The Hymn of the Robe of Glory, translated by G. R. S. Mead

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