“Intimate Friends” by Roz, Amelia & Andre

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 San Francisco, USA with Roz Fanaieyan, Amelia Fanaieyan and Andre Segovia singing “Intimate Friends” from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha.

This song was filmed and recorded in San Francisco, USA, February 2017.

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

“O ye two believers in God! The Lord, peerless is He, hath made woman and man to abide with each other in the closest companionship, and to be even as a single soul. They are two helpmates, two intimate friends, who should be concerned about the welfare of each other.
If they live thus, they will pass through this world with perfect contentment, bliss, and peace of heart, and become the object of divine grace and favour in the Kingdom of heaven. But if they do other than this, they will live out their lives in great bitterness, longing at every moment for death, and will be shamefaced in the heavenly realm.
Strive, then, to abide, heart and soul, with each other as two doves in the nest, for this is to be blessed in both worlds.”

-Abdu’l-Baha

CHORDS & LYRICS:

Intro: C G Am F

C G Am
O ye two believers in God! The Lord, peerless is He, hath

F C G
made woman and man to abide with each other in the

Am F C G Am F
closest companionship, and to be even as a single soul.

Em Am
They are two helpmates, two intimate friends,

Em Am
They are two helpmates, two intimate friends,

Em F Dm
who should be concerned about the welfare of each other.

C G Am
If they live thus, they will pass through this world with perfect

F C G
contentment, bliss, and peace of heart, and become the

Am F C G Am F
object of divine grace, of divine grace and favour in the Kingdom of heaven.

C G Am
Strive, then, to abide, heart and soul, with each other as two

F C G Am F
doves in the nest, for this is to be blessed in both worlds.

C G Am F
for this is to be blessed in both worlds.

C G Am F
in both worlds, in both worlds.

Outro (with humming): C G Am F C

You can also listen to the audio recording of this song on Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here: “Intimate Friends” by Roz, Amelia & Andre [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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