“Refresh” by Koichi Bartlett [Audio Track]

Baha’i Blog 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 Melbourne, Australia with Koichi Bartlett singing “Refresh”, 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:

“Refresh” by Koichi Bartlett

This song was filmed and recorded in Melbourne, Australia, 5 February, 2019.

Here is the quotation used for the lyrics followed by the chords:

QUOTE:

“O God! Refresh and gladden my spirit. Purify my heart. Illumine my powers. I lay all my affairs in Thy hand. Thou art my Guide and my Refuge. I will no longer be sorrowful and grieved; I will be a happy and joyful being. O God! I will no longer be full of anxiety, nor will I let trouble harass me. I will not dwell on the unpleasant things of life.
O God! Thou art more friend to me than I am to myself. I dedicate myself to Thee, O Lord.”

-Abdu’l-Baha

CHORDS:

Am – F – C – G (Repeat)
Am = 002210
F = 033210
C = 032010
G = 300013

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You can also watch the “Studio Sessions” video series on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube Channel here: https://bit.ly/1LtjUx9

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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