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 in New York City, USA with Bahia Marks who sings “Bless Thou the City of New York” based on a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha.
You can also watch the recording of this song on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube channel here:
This song was filmed and recorded in New York City, USA, January 2017.
Here is the quotation used for the lyrics below followed by the chords:
“Bless Thou, O King of Kings, the city of New York! Cause the friends there to be kind to one another. Purify their souls and make their hearts to be free and detached. Illumine the world of their consciousness. Exhilarate their spirits and bestow celestial power and confirmation upon them. Establish there a heavenly realm, so that the City of Baha may prosper and New York be favoured with blessings from the Abha Kingdom, that this region may become like the all-highest Paradise, may develop into a vineyard of God and be transformed into a heavenly orchard and a spiritual rose garden.” – Abdu’l-Baha
CHORDS: G/B, C, Em, Gmaj7/D
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