“Wert Thou to Consider” by Alexander & Nickole

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 Washington DC, USA, with Nickole Best and Alexander Kruszewski singing “Wert Thou to Consider” from the Writings of Baha’u’llah.

This song was filmed and recorded in Washington DC, USA, October 2018.

QUOTE:

“Wert thou to consider this world, and realize how fleeting are the things that pertain unto it, thou wouldst choose to tread no path except the path of service to the Cause of thy Lord. None would have the power to deter thee from celebrating His praise, though all men should arise to oppose thee.
Go thou straight on and persevere in His service. Say: O people! The Day, promised unto you in all the Scriptures, is now come. Fear ye God, and withhold not yourselves from recognizing the One Who is the Object of your creation. Hasten ye unto Him.”

-Baha’u’llah

LYRICS & CHORDS:

Amaj7, C#m7
Wert thou to consider this world

F#m7, A, Am
and realize how fleeting are the things that pertain unto it

F#m7, G#m7, C#m
thou wouldst choose to tread no path

F#m7, Amaj7
to tread no path to tread no path

E
except the path of service

F#m7, G#m7
to the Cause of thy Lord, to the Cause of thy Lord

A, E
to the Cause of thy Lord, to the Cause of thy Lord

F#m7, G#m7
to the Cause of thy Lord, to the Cause of thy Lord

A, Bsus2, E
to the Cause of thy Lord

A/C#, C#m
None would have the power to deter thee

F#m7, A, Am
from celebrating His praise

F#m7, G#m7
though all men should arise to oppose thee

F#m7, B7, E
though all men should arise to oppose thee

F#m7, B7
thou wouldst choose to tread no path

Asus2
to tread no path to tread no path

E
except the path of service

F#m7, G#m7
to the Cause of thy Lord, to the Cause of thy Lord

A, E
to the Cause of thy Lord, to the Cause of thy Lord

F#m7, G#m7
to the Cause of thy Lord, to the Cause of thy Lord

A, Bsus2, E
to the Cause of thy Lord

A, Bsus2, E G#m, Adim
A7, G#m7
Say: O people!

A7, C#m7, Dsus4
The Day, promised unto you in all the Scriptures, is now come

D, Bbm
Fear ye God

Dmaj7, Amaj7, E, C#7
and withhold not yourselves from recognizing the One

G#m, F#m
Who is the Object of your creation

A/C#, C#m
None would have the power to deter thee

F#m7, A, Am
from celebrating His praise

F#m7, G#m7
though all men should arise to oppose thee

F#m7, B7, E
though all men should arise to oppose thee

F#m7, B7
thou wouldst choose to tread no path

Asus2
to tread no path to tread no path

E
except the path of service

F#m7, G#m7
to the Cause of thy Lord, to the Cause of thy Lord

A, E
to the Cause of thy Lord, to the Cause of thy Lord

F#m7, G#m7
to the Cause of thy Lord, to the Cause of thy Lord

A, Bsus2, E
to the Cause of thy Lord

A, Bsus2, E, Esus2
A, C#m
Hasten ye unto Him

G#m7, F#m7, A
Better is this for you than the world and all that is therein

F#m7, E/G#
Hasten ye unto Him
A, E
Better is this for you than the world and all that is therein
A, F#m, G#m7, E/G# A, E

You can also listen to and download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here: “Wert Thou to Consider” by Alexander & Nickole [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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