“O Son of Justice” by Emily Price & Van Gilmer

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 Chicago, USA with Emily Price and Van Gilmer singing “O Son of Justice”, based on the Writings of Baha’u’llah.

This song was filmed and recorded in Chicago, USA, December, 2018.

Here is the quotation used for the lyrics followed by the lyrics and chords 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.”


G, Am, Bm
Whither can
C, D, D7, D
a lover go
G, Am, Bm
but to the land
C, D, D7, D
of his beloved?
D, G, Em
and what seeker
C, C/B, Am, D, Bm
findeth rest
E7, B7, C, D
away from his heart’s
Bm, C, Bm
G, Am, Bm
To the true lover
C, D, C, D
reunion is life,
G, Am, Bm
and separation
D7, D
is death.
D, Bm, Em, C, D, F
His breast is void of patience
F, Bm, Em, C, D
and his heart hath no peace.
G, Am, G
A myriad lives
C, Am, C, D
he would forsake
G, Am, G
A myriad lives
C, Am, C, D
he would forsake
G, Am, C, Am, D7, B7
to hasten to the abode
B7, C, Em
to the abode
D, G
of his beloved.

You can also listen to the audio version of this song here: “O Son of Justice” by Emily Price & Van Gilmer [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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