“Repair for Refuge” by Bea & Arthur Jouy

Baha’i Blog’s “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 Paris, France with Bea and Arthur Jouy singing “Repair for Refuge” from a prayer by the Bab.

This song was filmed and recorded in Paris, France, December 2017.

Here is the prayer used for the lyrics, and the chords and lyrics below:

“O Lord! Unto Thee I repair for refuge, and toward all Thy signs I set my heart.
O Lord! Whether traveling or at home, and in my occupation or in my work, I place my whole trust in Thee.
Grant me then Thy sufficing help so as to make me independent of all things, O Thou Who art unsurpassed in Thy mercy!
Bestow upon me my portion, O Lord, as Thou pleasest, and cause me to be satisfied with whatsoever Thou hast ordained for me.
Thine is the absolute authority to command.”

-The Bab

*PLEASE NOTE: The quote reads:

“O Lord! Whether traveling or at home, and in my occupation or in my work, I place my whole trust in Thee.”

However, what is sung is:

“O Lord! Whether traveling or at home, and in my work or in my occupation, I place my whole trust in Thee.”

[Intro]
F#m, A, A/G#, F#m
F#m, A, A/G#, F#m

F#m, A, A/G#, F#m
O Lord! Unto Thee I repair for refuge,

F#m, A, A/G#, F#m
and toward all Thy signs I set my heart

F#m, A, A/G#, F#m
and toward all Thy signs I set my heart

F#m, A, A/G#, F#m

F#m, A, A/G#, F#m
O Lord! Whether traveling or at home,

F#m, A, A/G#, F#m
and in my work or in my occupation,

F#m, A, A/G#, F#m
I place, I place, my whole trust in Thee

F#m, A, A/G#, F#m

F#m, A
Grant me then Thy sufficing help

A/G#, F#m
so as to make me independent of all things,

Bm, A
O Thou Who art unsurpassed

A/G#, F#m
in Thy mercy!

Bm, A, A/G#, F#m

D, F#m, Bm, F#m
Bestow upon me my portion,

D, F#m, Bm, F#m
O Lord, O Lord,

D, F#m, Bm, F#m
as Thou pleasest, and cause me to be satisfied

D, F#m, Bm,
with whatsoever Thou hast ordained for

F#m, E, F#m
me.

F#m, A, A/G#, F#m
F#m, A, A/G#, F#m

F#m, A, A/G#, F#m
Thine is the absolute authority

F#m, A, A/G#, F#m
to command,

F#m, A, A/G#, F#m
to command.

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

“Repair for Refuge” by Bea & Arthur Jouy [Audio Track]

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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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