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This music video, produced by Ali Youssefi and featuring Jasmine Howard, is based on a prayer by Abdu’l‑Baha in which we are compared to a glass that allows the light of God’s love to shine through to others.
This song is sung in English and Portuguese.
Here is the prayer that is sung:
O Thou the Compassionate God. Bestow upon me a heart which, like unto a glass, may be illumined with the light of Thy love, and confer upon me thoughts which may change this world into a rose garden through the outpourings of heavenly grace.
Ali Youssefi is a musician whose songs move the heart. You may be familiar with his global musical initiatives “Unite” or his song “Waves”.
In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.