A song by Muhammad Iqbal that is sung as the morning prayer in many schools in India and Pakistan. A child's prayer.
My wish comes to my lips as a prayer
May my life be like a candle O my Lord ...
My Lord, save me from wrong-doing
Make me walk on the path of virtue
Pakistani singer Siza sings this song here.
lab pe ati hai dua ban ke tamanna meri
zindagi shamma ki surat ho Khudaya meri
Door duniya ka mere dam se andhera hojaye
Har jagah mere chamakne se ujala hojaye
ho mere dam se yun hi mere watan ki zeenat
jis tarah phul se hoti hai chaman ki zeenat
zindagi ho meri parwane ki surat ya rab
ilm ki shamma se ho mujhko mohabbat ya rab
ho mera kaam garibon ki himayat karna
dard-mandon se zaifon se mohabbat karna
mere Allah burai se bachana mujhko
nek jo rah ho us rah pe chalana mujhko
Painting: Study for a Child's Prayer, by Diane Marsh