“O Thou Compassionate Lord” by the Virtual Choir of the Baha’i House of Worship for North America

The 14th Annual Baha’i Choral Festival at the Baha’i House of Worship for North America was scheduled to take place on May 24th, 2020. Due to COVID-19 and shelter-in-place orders, the festival was cancelled. The choir nevertheless virtually produced this song called “O Thou Compassionate Lord”.

This song is based on the following excerpt of a prayer:

“O Thou compassionate Lord, Thou Who art generous and able! We are servants of Thine sheltered beneath Thy providence. Cast Thy glance of favor upon us. Give light to our eyes, hearing to our ears, and understanding and love to our hearts.”

– Abdu’l-Baha

For more videos like this, please visit the YouTube channel of the Baha’is of the United States.

To find out more about Baha’i Houses of Worship (often referred to as Baha’i Temples), check out this Baha’i Blog article: Baha’i Temples: A Brief Introduction

And if you’re looking for more Baha’i-inspired music, check out Baha’i Blog’s Studio Sessions series: Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions

About the Author

Sonjel Vreeland

In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. 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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