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“Anthem” is an early acoustic version of a song by Ramine Yazhari that sets to music a beautiful passage from the writings of Abdu’l-Baha. The song was released in honor of the centenary of the Ascension of Abdu’l-Baha.
The words of Abdu’l-Baha sung are as follows:
The anthem of the Abha Kingdom can be heard from the celestial Concourse:
O lifeless one, bereft of heart and soul,
Come to life, come thou to life!
O slumbering one, wrapt in mire and clay,
Awake, do thou awake!
O drunken one, so dazed and gone astray,
Clear thy mind, clear thou thy mind!
The world is filled with sweetest musk; the eyes are brightened with His light;
the heavens now are set ablaze.
From life and self be freed, be wholly freed!
Now is the time for sacrifice; here waft the breaths of Paradise;
secrets Divine are all made known.
Lead thou the lovers nigh, lead them nigh!
The sweetly singing mystic bird, upon a verdant cypress bough,Light of the World, selection 56
imparteth knowledge to the soul;
Commit His secrets to thy heart! Commit His secrets to thy heart!
You can stream and purchase the song here on Ramine’s Bandcamp page.
You can also check out our interview with Ramine about his album, Rejoice, here: An Interview with Ramine Yazhari About ‘Rejoice’
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