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No. 2: Song (Abdallah and Chorus of Wives.)

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Abdallah:
  When Islam first arose,
    A tower upon a rock,
      Beneath her haughty battlements
Were ranged around the jealous tents
  Of swift-encircling foes!
    Then all her gates did Islam lock,
  As every Muslim knows;
    And through those gates of Right and Wrong
  No traitor comes or goes!
No traitor comes or goes!
    For Islam's gates are strong against a friend or foe;
Her gates of Right and Wrong none passeth to and fro;
      For foes are they without
  And friends are they within;
The postern-gate's the Gate of Doubt,
  That leads to the Camp of Sin, the Camp of Sin!

  Whoever opens wide
    The postern-gate of Doubt,
      Doth prove to Islam's garrison
That in their very midst is one
  Who loves the other side!
    His heart is with her foes without,
  And Islam, in her pride,
    Dost send him from her battlements,
  The road that traitors ride!
The road that traitors ride!
    For Islam's gates are strong against a friend or foe;
Her gates of Right and Wrong none passeth to and fro;

Abdallah: Chorus of Wives:
  For foes are they without,   For foes are they without,
  And Friends are they within,   And Friends are they within,
  The postern gate's the Gate of Doubt   The postern gate's the Gate of Doubt
      that leads to the
  that leads to the Camp of Sin!   Camp of Sin! the Camp of Sin!
  The Gate of Doubt    
  that leads to the Camp,   Leads to the Camp of Sin,
  the Camp of Sin!   the Camp of Sin!
  The Camp of Sin!   The Camp of Sin!


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