“Give Me Thy Grace” by Sara, Samira & Shayda

Baha’i Blog’s “Studio Sessions” is an initiative where we invite Baha’is and their friends from around the world to come into a studio and share the Baha’i Writings put to music.

In this Baha’i Blog Studio Session, we’re on Prince Edward Island, Canada, with Sara Chesley, Samira Eblaghi and Shayda Sobhani who sing “Give Me Thy Grace” from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha.

You can also download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here:

https://soundcloud.com/bahai-blog/give-me-thy-grace-sara-samira-shayda/s-CsI2J

This song was filmed and recorded on Prince Edward Island, Canada, March 2017.

Here is the quotation used for the lyrics with the chords below:

“O Lord, my God! Give me Thy grace to serve Thy loved ones, strengthen me in my servitude to Thee, illumine my brow with the light of adoration in Thy court of holiness, and of prayer to Thy kingdom of grandeur. Help me to be selfless at the heavenly entrance of Thy gate, and aid me to be detached from all things within Thy holy precincts.” -Abdu’l-Baha

Chords:

Cmaj7, B7, Emin, G7

You can also watch the “Studio Sessions” video series on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLePDtgwcyKAScvchcLzY-XZTmP2tdN-EY.

About the Author

Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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Discussion 3 Comments

  1. Wow, was that folk, jazz or gospel? Or all of the above? Deceptively simple with that beautiful small guitar accompaniment, but with all the change ups and harmonies, it was also sophisticated and mesmerizing. Loved it!

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