“Allt Pris Vare Dig (All Praise be to Thee)” by Sylvia Riekstins-Vice [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 Stockholm, Sweden with Sylvia Riekstins-Vice who sings “Allt Pris Vare Dig (All Praise be to Thee)” from a prayer by Baha’u’llah.

This song was filmed and recorded in Stockholm, Sweden, October 2018.

You can also watch the video recording of this song on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube channel here: “Allt Pris Vare Dig (All Praise be to Thee)” by Sylvia Riekstins-Vice

Here is the quotation used for the lyrics in both Swedish and English followed by the lyrics and chords below:

QUOTE SWEDISH:

“Allt pris tillkomme Dig, o min Gud, som är källan till all härlighet och allt majestät, till storhet och ära, till överhöghet och herravälde, till höghet och nåd, till vördnad och kraft! Vemhelst Du önskar låter Du närma sig den största oceanen, och vemhelst Du önskar skänker Du äran av att erkänna Ditt mest uråldriga namn. Av alla som är i himmelen och på jorden kan ingen motstå utövandet av Din allenarådande vilja. I all evighet har Du härskat över hela skapelsen och Du skall fortsätta att för alltid utöva Ditt herravälde över allt skapat. Det finns ingen Gud utom Du, den Allsmäktige, den mest Upphöjde, den Allstarke, den Allvise.

Lys upp, o Herre, Dina tjänares anleten att de må skåda Dig, och rena deras hjärtan att de må vända sig till Din himmelska ynnests förgård och erkänna Honom, som är uppenbararen av Ditt Jag och Ditt väsens morgongryning. Sannerligen, Du är alla världars Herre. Det finns ingen Gud utom Du, den Obundne, den Allbetvingande.”
-Baha’u’llah

FULL QUOTE IN ENGLISH:

“All praise, O my God, be to Thee Who art the Source of all glory and majesty, of greatness and honor, of sovereignty and dominion, of loftiness and grace, of awe and power. Whomsoever Thou willest Thou causest to draw nigh unto the Most Great Ocean, and on whomsoever Thou desirest Thou conferrest the honor of recognizing Thy Most Ancient Name. Of all who are in heaven and on earth, none can withstand the operation of Thy sovereign Will. From all eternity Thou didst rule the entire creation, and Thou wilt continue for evermore to exercise Thy dominion over all created things. There is none other God but Thee, the Almighty, The Most Exalted, the All-Powerful, the All-Wise.

Illumine, O Lord, the faces of Thy servants, that they may behold Thee; and cleanse their hearts that they may turn unto the court of Thy heavenly favors, and recognize Him Who is the Manifestation of Thy Self and the Dayspring of Thine Essence. Verily, Thou art the Lord of all worlds. There is no God but Thee, the Unconstrained, the All-Subduing.”
-Baha’u’llah

EXCERPT USED FOR LYRICS IN ENGLISH:

“All praise, O my God, be to Thee Who art the Source of all glory and majesty, of greatness and honor…
Illumine the faces of Thy servants that they may behold Thee; and cleanse their hearts that they may turn unto the court of Thy heavenly favors, and recognize Him who is the Manifestation of Thy Self and the Dayspring of Thine Essence.
Whomsoever Thou willest Thou causeth to draw nigh unto the Most Great Ocean.”

-Baha’u’llah

QUOTE & CHORDS:

Music composed by Sylvia Riekstins-Vice.

(Played with a capo in the key of A)

G C
Allt pris vare Dig som är Källan till all härlighet,
D C G D
till allt majestät, till storhet och ära.
G G/B C
Allt pris vare Dig som är Källan till all härlighet,
D C G
till allt majestät, till storhet och ära.
C G
Upplys Dina tjänare att de må skåda Dig
D G G7
och erkänna ditt väsens morgongryning.
C G Em
Upplys Dina tjänare att de må skåda Dig
Am D G
och vända sig till Din ynnests förgård.

Chorus:
C G D G C G D G
Vemhelst Du önskar låter Du närma sig den allra största oceanen.

(From the beginning x 2)

(End with the chorus x2)

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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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