“O Herre (O Lord)” by Sylvia Riekstins-Vice

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 “O Herre (O Lord)” in Swedish from a prayer by the Bab.

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

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

LYRICS/QUOTE SWEDISH:

“O Herre, vare sig jag befinner mig på resa eller i mitt hem, är vid mina sysslor eller vid mitt kall,
sätter jag hela min lit till dig.”
-The Bab

LYRICS/QUOTE ENGLISH:

“O Lord! Unto Thee I repair for refuge…
O Lord! Whether traveling or at home,
in my occupation or in my work.
I place my whole trust in Thee.”
-The Bab

LYRICS & CHORDS:

G G/B C D
O Herre, vare sig jag befinner mig
G G/B C D
på resa eller i mitt hem,
Em G C D
är vid mina sysslor eller vid mitt kall,
G D7 G
sätter jag hela min lit till dig.
(x 2)
A D E
O Herre, vare sig jag befinner mig
A D E
på resa eller i mitt hem,
A D E
är vid mina sysslor eller vid mitt kall,
A E A
sätter jag hela min lit till dig.
(x 2)

You can also listen to and download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here: “O Herre (O Lord)” by Sylvia Riekstins-Vice [Audio Track]

Watch the entire 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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