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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 Helsinki, Finland with Elina Kuitunen, Mea Karvonen, Nader Aflatuni, Pedram Aflatuni and Annika who sing “Create”, from the Writings of Baha’u’llah.
This song was filmed and recorded in Helsinki, Finland, November 2016.
Lyrics & Quote
Create in me a pure heart, O my God, and renew a tranquil conscience within me, O my Hope! Through the spirit of power confirm Thou me in Thy Cause, O my Best-Beloved, and by the light of Thy glory reveal unto me Thy path, O Thou the Goal of my desire!
A: Am Am F F G
B: Dm C/E F
A: Create in me a pure heart, O my God, and renew a tranquil conscience within me, O my Hope!
A: Through the spirit of power confirm Thou me in Thy Cause, O my Best-Beloved
B: And by the light of Thy glory reveal unto me Thy path...
A: Mmmmmm..... O Thou the goal of my desire!
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.
It’s wonderful to listen to such inspiring music. Good luck to this group
Mario Larose (December 12, 2016 at 5:29 PM)
We’re so glad you enjoyed it!
Sonjel Vreeland (December 12, 2016 at 6:32 PM)
Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!
Phil Morrison (January 1, 2017 at 2:17 PM)
You’re most welcome, Phil! Thanks for watching!
Sonjel Vreeland (January 1, 2017 at 3:17 PM)
a beautiful/prayer song. i listened to it a number of times. thank u.
Criselda R. Figuerres (January 1, 2017 at 12:16 PM)