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“Bless Thou the City of New York” by Bahia Marks

May 3, 2017, in Music > Studio Session, by

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 New York City, USA with Bahia Marks who sings “Bless Thou the City of New York” based on a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha.

This song was filmed and recorded in New York City, USA, January 2017.

Lyrics & Quote

Bless Thou, O King of Kings, the city of New York! Cause the friends there to be kind to one another. Purify their souls and make their hearts to be free and detached. Illumine the world of their consciousness. Exhilarate their spirits and bestow celestial power and confirmation upon them. Establish there a heavenly realm, so that the City of Baha may prosper and New York be favoured with blessings from the Abha Kingdom, that this region may become like the all-highest Paradise, may develop into a vineyard of God and be transformed into a heavenly orchard and a spiritual rose garden.

Abdu’l-Baha

Chords

G/B, C, Em, Gmaj7/D

Watch the “Studio Sessions” video series on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLePDtgwcyKAScvchcLzY-XZTmP2tdN-EY

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Jordan Raj

Randomly bursting into song is a daily occurrence for Jordan, something which his friends find both hilarious and terrifying, however, for their own survival, they have grown accustomed to acts of randomness. Growing up in both the Czech Republic and Australia, and looking like he’s from neither, Jordan took to creating Youtube videos from a young age, the intention of his content is to make people happy and hopefully spread some positivity juice. He is now studying Media in Melbourne Australia, and singing for his classmates. (he really does not sing that much)

Discussion 4 Comments

Thank you for everything you have done.

Ziba (May 5, 2017 at 12:32 AM)

You’re most welcome, Ziba! Thank you for your kind comment and for watching our Studio Session with Bahia Marks!

Sonjel Vreeland (May 5, 2017 at 2:22 PM)

New York is The City of the Covenant.

Criselda R. Figuerres (May 5, 2017 at 3:15 PM)

You’re absolutely right, Criselda! Thanks for watching!

Sonjel Vreeland (May 5, 2017 at 9:49 PM)

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