“Steadfast” by Asher Smith

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 Santiago, Chile with Asher Smith singing “Steadfast” based on a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha.

This song was filmed and recorded in Santiago, Chile on 26 May, 2019 and was composed by Asher Smith.

LYRICS/QUOTATION:

“O Lord my God! Assist Thy loved ones to be firm in Thy Faith, to walk in Thy ways, to be steadfast in Thy Cause. Give them Thy grace to withstand the onslaught of self and passion, to follow the light of divine guidance. Thou art the Powerful, the Gracious, the Self-Subsisting, the Bestower, the Compassionate, the Almighty, the All-Bountiful.”
-Abdu’l-Baha

LYRICS AND CHORDS:

(Guitar capo on 3rd fret)

Am G Fmaj7
Assist Thy loved ones to be firm in Thy Faith
E Am
To walk in Thy ways, to be steadfast in Thy Cause
G Fmaj7
Assist Thy loved ones to be firm in Thy Faith
E
To walk in Thy ways, to be steadfast
Am G
Give them Thy grace to withstand the onslaught
Fmaj7 E Am
Of self and passion, to follow the light of divine guidance
G Fmaj7
Assist Thy loved ones to be firm in Thy Faith
E Am
To walk in Thy ways, to be steadfast in Thy Cause

Am – G – Fmaj7 – E – Am

(Repeat verse)

Am G Fmaj7
O Lord my God, steadfast in Thy Cause
E Am
O Lord my God, steadfast in Thy Cause
G Fmaj7
O Lord my God, steadfast in Thy Cause
E
O Lord my God

Am G Fmaj7 E Am
Thou art the Powerful, the Gracious, the Self-Subsisting
G Fmaj7 E Am
The Bestower, the Compassionate, the Almighty, the All-Bountiful
G Fmaj7 E Am
The Powerful, the Gracious, the Self-Subsisting
G Fmaj7 E Am
The Bestower, the Compassionate, the Almighty, the All-Bountiful
G Fmaj7
The Powerful, the All-Bountiful
E Am
The Powerful, the All-Bountiful
G Fmaj7
The Powerful, the All-Bountiful
E Am
The Powerful

(Repeat 1st verse)

You can also listen to and download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here: “Steadfast” by Asher Smith [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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