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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 London, United Kingdom with Sam Cleasby who sings “Bright Orbs” based on a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha.
This song was filmed and recorded in London, United Kingdom, September 2018.
Lyrics & Quote
O my Lord! O my Lord! These two bright orbs are wedded in Thy love, conjoined in servitude to Thy Holy Threshold, united in ministering to thy Cause. Make Thou this marriage to be as threading lights of Thine abounding grace, O my Lord, the All-Merciful, and luminous rays of Thy bestowals, O Thou the Beneficent, the Ever-Giving, that there may branch out from this great tree boughs that will grow green and flourishing through the gifts that rain down from Thy clouds of grace. Verily, Thou art the Generous. Verily, Thou art the Compassionate, the All-Merciful.
D major D major A/D major. G/D major)
O my Lord O my Lord
D major. G major. A major
O my Lord O my Lord
Dmajor. G major. A major
These two bright orbs , These two bright orbs
B minor 11 G major D major A minor
Make Thou this marriage to as threading lights
And wedded in Thy Love
D major , A/ D Major. G/ Dmajor
You can also listen to and download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here:
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)
Thank you for this article and this meditative song. Working on memorizing this prayer and this and other songs are very helpful. Would also like to get to know more of Sam’s music and Jordan’s stories and articles.
Christiana Lawson Snyder (July 7, 2021 at 12:41 PM)
Thanks for your comment and glad to hear you liked Sam’s song. 🙂 Here’s another one of Sam’s Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions called “Paradise”, which we think you’ll also like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVuMVKAbkaA
Naysan Naraqi (July 7, 2021 at 1:27 PM)