“Whither Can a Lover Go” by Jody Cooper [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 Frankfurt, Germany with Jody Cooper singing “Whither Can a Lover Go”, from the Writings of Baha’u’llah.

This song was filmed and recorded in Frankfurt, Germany, December 2018.

You can also watch the video recording of this song on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube channel here: “Whither Can a Lover Go” by Jody Cooper

Here is the quotation used for the lyrics, followed by the chords and lyrics below:

“O SON OF JUSTICE! Whither can a lover go but to the land of his beloved? and what seeker findeth rest away from his heart’s desire? To the true lover reunion is life, and separation is death. His breast is void of patience and his heart hath no peace. A myriad lives he would forsake to hasten to the abode of his beloved.”
-Baha’u’llah

CHORDS & LYRICS:

Intro/Post-chorus fill (“Ladada…”): [C / C/ Am7 / Am7] – x2
Verse: [C / C/ Am7 / Am7] – x2
Chorus 1: [Fsus2(add9) – Gsus4 / Am7] x 4
Chorus 2 & 3 [Fsus2(add9) – Gsus4 / Am7] x 4 / [Fsus2(add9) / Gsus4] – x2

Ladada…

Whither can a lover go
Whither can a lover go
But to the land of his beloved?
And what seeker find rest away
What seeker find rest away
From his heart, his heart’s desire?

To the true, true lover
Reunion is life
To the true, true lover
Separation is death

Ladada…

Whither can a lover go
Whither can a lover go
But to the land of his beloved?
And what seeker find rest away
What seeker find rest away
From his heart, his heart’s desire?

To the true, true lover
Reunion is life
To the true, true lover
Separation is death
A myriad lives he would forsake
To hasten to the abode of his beloved

Ladada…

Whither can a lover go
Whither can a lover go
But to the land of his beloved?
And what seeker find rest away
What seeker find rest away
From his heart, his heart’s desire?

To the true, true lover
Reunion is life
To the true, true lover
Separation is death
A myriad lives he would forsake
To hasten to the abode of his beloved
Of his beloved

Ladada…

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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