- Abdu’l-Baha was the eldest son of Baha’u’llah. When Abdu’l-Baha passed away on 28 November 1921, He was eulogized as One who led humanity to the “Way of Truth,” as a “pillar of peace” and the embodiment of “glory and greatness.”
This music video features a prayer for unity from the writings of Abdu’l-Baha and this video was released in honour of the centenary of His passing.
The song was composed by Pierre Weber and was sung by Alan Manifold, Sima Rowshan and Lorraine Manifold. Lorraine Manifold also created the video.
Here are the words of the prayer that is sung:
O my God! O my God! Verily, I invoke Thee and supplicate before Thy threshold, asking Thee that all Thy mercies may descend upon these souls. Specialize them for Thy favor and Thy truth.
O Lord! Unite and bind together the hearts, join in accord all the souls, and exhilarate the spirits through the signs of Thy sanctity and oneness. O Lord! Make these faces radiant through the light of Thy oneness. Strengthen the loins of Thy servants in the service of Thy kingdom.
O Lord, Thou possessor of infinite mercy! O Lord of forgiveness and pardon! Forgive our sins, pardon our shortcomings, and cause us to turn to the kingdom of Thy clemency, invoking the kingdom of might and power, humble at Thy shrine and submissive before the glory of Thine evidences.
O Lord God! Make us as waves of the sea, as flowers of the garden, united, agreed through the bounties of Thy love. O Lord! Dilate the breasts through the signs of Thy oneness, and make all mankind as stars shining from the same height of glory, as perfect fruits growing upon Thy tree of life.
Verily, Thou art the Almighty, the Self-Subsistent, the Giver, the Forgiving, the Pardoner, the Omniscient, the One Creator.– Abdu’l-Baha
Although the Australian Baha’i Choral Festival and Perfect Chord ceased to perform during the pandemic, this song and its video was created by some of its members.
You can find other songs by the Australian Baha’i Choral Festival on their YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/3xji4MS
You can also find out more about the Australian Baha’i Choral Festival here: www.bahaichoralfestival.org.au
Find out more about Perfect Chord here: www.perfectchord.org
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