“Know Ye Not” by Ali Youssefi

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 Belgrade, Serbia with Ali Youssefi singing “Know Ye Not” from the Writings of Baha’u’llah.

This song was filmed and recorded in Belgrade, Serbia, February 2017.

QUOTE/LYRICS:

“O CHILDREN OF MEN! Know ye not why We created you all from the same dust? That no one should exalt himself over the other. Ponder at all times in your hearts how ye were created. Since We have created you all from one same substance it is incumbent on you to be even as one soul, to walk with the same feet, eat with the same mouth and dwell in the same land, that from your inmost being, by your deeds and actions, the signs of oneness and the essence of detachment may be made manifest. Such is My counsel to you, O concourse of light! Heed ye this counsel that ye may obtain the fruit of holiness from the tree of wondrous glory.”
-Baha’u’llah

CHORDS & LYRICS:

Am, D9/F#, FM7, E, Am, D9/F#, FM7, E
Know ye not why We created you all from the same dust?

That no one should exalt himself over the other.

Ponder at all times in your hearts how ye were created.

F, Am, C/G
Since We have created you all from one same substance

F
it is incumbent on you to be

C, G, F
even as one soul, to walk with the same feet,

eat with the same mouth and dwell in the same land,

D, F
that from your inmost being, by your deeds and actions,

D, F
the signs of oneness and the essence of detachment may be made

Am, G, F
manifest.

You can also listen to and download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here: “Know Ye Not” by Ali Youssefi [Audio Track]

Find out more about Ali Youssefi and all his music at music.aliyoussefi.com, and check out this interview with Ali Youssefi on Baha’i Blog: Daystar – A New Album by Ali Youssefi

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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