“Tender Herb” by Mitra & Mea

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 Helsinki, Finland with Mitra Matouf and Mea Karvonen who sing “Tender Herb” from the Writings of Baha’u’llah.

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

https://soundcloud.com/bahai-blog/tender-herb-mitra-and-mea

This song was filmed and recorded in Helsinki, Finland, November 2016.

Here is the quotation used for the lyrics below, followed by the quotation and chords:

“If it be Thy pleasure, make me to grow as a tender herb in the meadows of Thy grace, that the gentle winds of Thy will may stir me up and bend me into conformity with Thy pleasure, in such wise that my movement and my stillness may be wholly directed by Thee.”
-Baha’u’llah

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Capo 1:

A Asus4
If it be Thy pleasure,

A Asus4 A Asus4
make me to grow as a tender herb

A Asus4 C#m
in the meadows of Thy grace,

E/D D
that the gentle winds of Thy will

D
may stir me up

Dm
and bend me into conformity

A Asus4 A Asus4
with Thy pleasure,

A Amaj7 A7
in such wise that my movement and my stillness may be

D Dm Dm A
wholly directed by Thee.

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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