“Departed” by Koichi Bartlett

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 “Departed”, based on a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha.

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

“Departed” 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 my God! O Thou forgiver of sins, bestower of gifts, dispeller of afflictions!
Verily, I beseech thee to forgive the sins of such as have abandoned the physical garment and have ascended to the spiritual world.
O my Lord! Purify them from trespasses, dispel their sorrows, and change their darkness into light. Cause them to enter the garden of happiness, cleanse them with the most pure water, and grant them to behold Thy splendors on the loftiest mount.”

-Abdu’l-Baha

CHORDS:

G – D – Em – C (Repeat)
G = 320033
D = 200233
Em = 022033
C = 032033

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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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