“Forgiveness” – A Song by Ali Youssefi Based on a Prayer by the Bab

There is something about Ali Youssefi’s voice that speaks to my heart. In this video Ali shares a song based on a prayer revealed by the Bab, Prophet-herald of the Baha’i Faith, the bicentennial anniversary of whose Birth is being celebrated by Baha’is around the world in October. 

Here is the prayer for forgiveness used as the lyrics to Ali’s song:

beg Thee to forgive me, O my Lord, for every mention but the mention of Thee, and for every praise but the praise of Thee, and for every delight but delight in Thy nearness, and for every pleasure but the pleasure of communion with Thee, and for every joy but the joy of Thy love and of Thy good-pleasure, and for all things pertaining unto me which bear no relationship unto Thee, O Thou Who art the Lord of lords, He Who provideth the means and unlocketh the doors.

– the Bab

Ali sang two Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions, which you can find here:

“Jedinstvo (Unity” by Ali Youssefi

“Oh Mi Siervo (O My Servant)” by Ali Youssefi

Ali’s song “Unite”, which is composed of voices recorded around the world, can be watched here and “Rise” can be seen here. You can also find his music on his YouTube channel.

We interviewed Ali about his album, Daystar, and you can read all about it here on Baha’i Blog.

About the Author

Sonjel Vreeland

In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a mother, a wife and a bookworm but professionally she is a museologist and a library technician. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.

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