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The Man Wearing a Cloak - Shine

Man Wearing a Cloak

In the name of God, the Mercy-giving, the Merciful!

You who are wrapped in a cloak,
stand up and warn!
Magnify your Lord,
purify your clothing
and steer clear of filth.
Do not give so much away
that you must ask for more;
act patiently towards your Lord!

When the bugle is sounded on that day, it will be such a harsh day, anything but easy on disbelievers! Leave Me Alone with anyone I have created to be lonely, to whom I have granted ample wealth and some standing before him, and for whom I have smoothed things over. Still he aspires for Me to add even more [to it]!

Of course not; he has acted stubbornly towards Our signs. I shall weigh him down with mounting trouble. Let him think things over and measure them out. Yet he still will be damned just as he has measured; once again, he will be killed just as he has measured things out!

Then he looked; next
he frowned and scowled;
then he stepped back,
glanced around haughtily
and said: "This is just some magic
which has been handed down;
this is merely a statement
made by some human being!

I'll roast him by scorching!
What will make you realize
what scorching is? It spares nothing
nor leaves anything over
as it shrivels human [flesh].

Over it there are Nineteen; We have placed none but angels as guardians of the Fire. We have placed such a number merely as a test for those who disbelieve, to convince the ones who have been given the Book, while those who believe may be increased in [their] faith; and so the ones who have been given the Book as well as believers may not doubt, while the ones in whose hearts there lurks mahce, as well as disbelievers will say: "What does God want to compare this to ?"

Thus God lets anyone He wishes go astray while He guides whomever He wishes. No one knows your Lord's armies except He Himself. It is only a Reminder for humanity.

Indeed not; by the moon,
and night as it retreats
and morning when it shines forth,
it is one of the greatest [signs],
[given] as a waming for humanity,
for anyone of you who wishes
to advance or lag behind!

Each soul is [held] as a pledge for anything he has earned, except for the companions on the Right who will be in gardens enquiring about the criminals: "Whatever induced you to be scorched?"

They will say: "We were not among the prayerful nor did we feed the needy. We speculated along with the speculators and kept denying [about appearing on] the Day for Repayment until [its] certainty came home to us."

No intercession by any mediators will benefit them. What is wrong with them that they avoid remembering [God] as if they were startled donkeys who have just fled from a lioness? Yet every last man among them wants to be handed scriptures all spread out!

Of course, it is rather because they do not fear the Here- after. Indeed, it is a Reminder; so let anyone who wishes to, remember it. Yet they will not remember except however God may wish.

He is Entitled to be heeded,
as well as entitled to grant forgiveness!

dull as dirt
you can´t assert the kind of light
that might persuade
a strict dictator to retire
fire the army
teach the poor origami
the truth is in
the proof is when
you hear your heart start asking,
"What´s my motivation?"


and try as you may, there isn´t a way
to explain the kind of change
that would make an Eskimo renounce fur
that would make a vegetarian barbecue hamster
unless you can trace this about-face
to a certain sign...

Chorus
shine
make ´em wonder what you´ve got
make ´em wish that they were not
on the outside looking bored
shine
let it shine before all men
let´em see good works, and then
let ´em glorify the Lord

out of the shaker and onto the plate
it isn´t Karma
it sure ain´t fate
that would make a Deadhead sell his van
that would make a schizophrenic turn in his crayons
Oprah freaks
and science seeks a rationale
that shall excuse
this strange behavior

when you let it shine
you will inspire
the kind of entire turnaround
that would make a bouncer take ballet
(even bouncers who aren't happy)
but out of the glare
with nowhere to turn
you ain´t gonna learn it on "What´s My Line?"

shine
make ´em wonder what you´ve got
make ´em wish that they were not
on the outside looking bored
shine
let it shine before all men
let´em see good works, and then
let ´em glorify the Lord

shine

shine

shine

shine
make ´em wonder what you´ve got
make ´em wish that they were not
on the outside looking bored
shine
let it shine before all men
let´em see good works, and then
let ´em glorify the Lord

shine
make ´em wonder what you´ve got
make ´em wish that they were not
on the outside looking bored
shine
let it shine before all men
let´em see good works, and then
let ´em glorify the Lord

shine

Shine

Give me a word
Give me a sign
Show me where to look
Tell what will I find ( will I find )
Lay me on the ground
Fly me in the sky
Show me where to look
Tell me what will I find ( will I find )

Oh, heaven let your light shine down (x4)

Love is in the water
Love is in the air
Show me where to go
Tell me will love be there ( love be there )
Teach me how to speak
Teach me how to share
Teach me where to go
Tell me will love be there ( love be there )

Oh, heaven let your light shine down (x4)

Im going to let it shine (x2)
Heavens little light gonna shine on me
Yea yea heavens little light gonna shine on me
Its gonna shine, shine on me
Its gonna shine, come on in shine


 

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