“精神品德 (Spiritual Qualities)” by Natasha Chiang

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 Toowoomba, Australia with Natasha Chiang singing “精神品德 (Spiritual Qualities)” from a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha.

This song was filmed and recorded in Toowoomba, Australia on 23 February 2020.

Here is the quotation used for the lyrics in Mandarin (Chinese), followed by the English translation and the chords below:

上帝啊!望你振興而暢快我的精神,淨化我的心田,啟發我的智能。我託付所有我的事情在你的手中。你是我的響導,我的庇護。我將不再憂愁悲傷,而會做一個快樂歡爽的真人。上帝啊!我將不再滿懷焦慮,也不會讓什麼困難來煩擾我。人生不愉快的事情,我將不會記在心上。上帝啊!你對我,比我對自己更為親善。主啊!我立志為你獻身盡瘁。

– 阿博都巴哈

LYRICS/QUOTE (ENGLISH):

“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:

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You can also listen to and download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here: “精神品德 (Spiritual Qualities)” by Natasha Chiang

Be sure to check out Baha’i Blog’s interview with Natasha Chiang here: Kindle: An Interview with Natasha Chiang

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Watch the “Studio Sessions” video series on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube Channel here: Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions

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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