June 18, 2023 will mark 40 years since 10 Baha’i women were hanged in Shiraz. Their only ‘crime’ was their refusal to renounce their beliefs in a faith that promotes the principles of gender equality, unity, justice, and truthfulness. This collection highlights Baha’i Blog content relating to the ongoing persecution of Baha’is in Iran.
Baha’i Blog’s “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 San Francisco, USA with David Khavari who sings “I Adjure Thee by Thy Might” from the Writings of the Bab.
This song was filmed and recorded in San Francisco, USA, February 2017.
Lyrics & Quote
I adjure Thee by Thy might, O my God! Let no harm beset me in times of tests, and in moments of heedlessness guide my steps aright through Thine inspiration. Thou art God, potent art Thou to do what Thou desirest. No one can withstand Thy Will or thwart Thy Purpose.
Verse: E E (G♭ in root) A G♭ G♭Maj7 Chorus: G♭m A♭m A
You can also download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here:
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.
Criselda R. Figuerres (May 5, 2017 at 12:13 PM)
Thanks for watching, Criselda!
Sonjel Vreeland (May 5, 2017 at 12:08 AM)