“Midnight Prayer” by Ann-Sofie Wensbo

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 Ann-Sofie Wensbo singing “Midnight Prayer”, based on a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha.

This song was filmed and recorded in Stockholm, Sweden in October, 2018, and was composed by Ann-Sofie Wensbo.

Here is the quote used for the lyrics of the song, followed by the lyrics and chords:

“O Lord, I have turned my face unto Thy kingdom of oneness and am immersed in the sea of Thy mercy. O Lord, enlighten my sight by beholding Thy lights in this dark night, and make me happy by the wine of Thy love in this wonderful age. O Lord, make me hear Thy call, and open before my face the doors of Thy heaven, so that I may see the light of Thy glory and become attracted to Thy beauty. Verily, Thou art the Giver, the Generous, the Merciful, the Forgiving.”
-Abdu’l-Baha

LYRICS & CHORDS:

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E A/F# E/G# A
O Lord, I have turned my face unto Thy
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kingdom of oneness and am
E A/F# E/G# A
immersed in the sea of Thy
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mercy.

E A/F# E/G# A
O Lord, enlighten my sight by beholding Thy lights in this
E A/F# E/G# A
dark night, and make me
E A/F# E/G# A
happy by the wine of Thy love in this wonderful
E A/F# E/G# A
age. O Lord, make me

C#m B A “
hear Thy call, and open
C#m B A “
before my face the doors of Thy heaven, so that I may
C#m B A “
see the light of Thy glory and become
C#m B A “
attra – a – cted to Thy

E A/F# E/G# A
beauty.
| E | A/F# | E/G# | A |

E A/F# E/G# A
||: Verily, Thou art the
E A/F# E/G# A
Giver, the
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Generous, the Merciful, the For-
E A/F# E/G# A
giving. :||

You can also listen to and download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here: “Midnight Prayer” by Ann-Sofie Wensbo [Audio Track]

You can also watch the Studio Sessions video series on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube Channel here: Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions playlist

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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