- 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.”
“Mörker omsluter varje land” is the second song from the European Baha’i Choral Festival that was held from May 29 – June 2, 2019 at the Baha’i House of Worship in Langenhain, Germany. This Swedish song was composed by Gunnel Nazeraian and arranged and conducted by Ameli Dziemba. It is based on a prayer revealed by Baha’u’llah.
Lyrics & Quote
Mörker om sluter varje land, o min Gud, och detta kommit de flesta av Dina tjänare att bäva. Jag bönfaller Dig, vid Ditt största namn, att i varje stad uppväcka en skapelse som skall vända sig till Dig, och minnas Dig bland Dina tjänare. Och genom värdet av sitt tal och si visdom skall uppenbara Din segers tecken och göra sig fria från alla ska pa de ting. Mäktig är Du att göra Din vilja, det finns ingen Gud atom Du, den mäktigaste, om var hjälp alla människor bönfaller.Baha’u’llah
Darkness hath encompassed every land, O my God, and caused most of Thy servants to tremble. I beseech Thee, by Thy Most Great Name, to raise in every city a new creation that shall turn towards Thee, and shall remember Thee amidst Thy servants, and shall unfurl by virtue of their utterances and wisdom the ensigns of Thy victory, and shall detach themselves from all created things. Potent art Thou to do Thy pleasure. No God is there but Thee, the Most Powerful, He Whose help is implored by all men.Baha’u’llah
Other songs performed as part of the European Baha’i Choral Festival 2019 can be found on this YouTube playlist.
You can also find the audio version of this song here on Soundcloud: Mörker Omsluter Varje Land (Darkness Hath Encompassed Every Land) – European Baha’i Choral Festival
For more information about the European Baha’i Choral Festival, check their website.
And read Baha’i Blog’s interview about the festival with director Ameli Dziemba here: The European Baha’i Choral Festival
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