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“Find Me” by Sahar and Hoda

January 3, 2018, 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 Vancouver, Canada with Sahar Zandieh and Hoda Toloui-Wallace who sing “Find Me” based on the Writings of Baha’u’llah.

This song was filmed and recorded in Vancouver, Canada, January 2017.

Lyrics & Quote

Pass by whatever exists in this world and find Me. I am the Sun of Perception and the Ocean of Science. I revive the withered ones and quicken the dead. I am that Light which illumines the path of Insight. I am the Falcon of the Hand of the Almighty; I bear healing in My wings and teach the knowledge of soaring to the Heaven of Truth.

Baha’u’llah

Chords

Repeat:
Am F Am E
Am F Am E Am

Pass by whatever exists in this world and find Me
I am the Sun of Perception and the Ocean of Science
I revive the withered ones and quicken the dead
I am that Light which illumines the path of Insight
I am the Falcon of the Hand of the Almighty;
I bear healing in My wings and teach the knowledge of soaring to the Heaven of Truth

You can also listen to and download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here:

You can also 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)
Jordan Raj

Discussion 12 Comments

Beautiful prayer/song.

Criselda R. Figuerres

Criselda R. Figuerres (January 1, 2018 at 8:24 PM)

Absolutely stunning dear Sahar and Hoda. Thank you! ❤️❤️

Anne

Anne (January 1, 2018 at 11:57 PM)

Sahar❤️❤️

Xavier

Xavier (January 1, 2018 at 1:47 AM)

Angelic voices that bear witness to transforming power of God and Abd’ul-Baha. What can be more beautiful!

Arman Imani

Arman Imani (January 1, 2018 at 2:53 PM)

Amazing harmony

Matty Thimm

Matty Thimm (January 1, 2018 at 8:02 PM)

Beautiful! Just a comment regarding the source though. I think this quote is from Bahá’u’lláh from a letter He wrote to the Zoroastrian Bahá’ís (see Star of the West Vol. 1:1 March 21 1910), not ‘Abdu’l-Bahá.

Paolo Morisco

Paolo Morisco (January 1, 2018 at 1:06 AM)

Hi Paolo,

Yes, you are right. We have made the necessary corrections. Thank you so much for noticing this error and for pointing it out.

– Sonjel

Sonjel Vreeland

Sonjel Vreeland (January 1, 2018 at 8:28 AM)

Dear authors,

About the source quoted above. I have not been able to find the portion you have quoted from the writings of Baha’u’llah himself (“Pass by whatever exists in this world and find Me. I am the Sun of Perception and the Ocean of Science. I revive the withered ones and quicken the dead. I am that Light which illumines the path of Insight. I am the Falcon of the Hand of the Almighty; I bear healing in My wings and teach the knowledge of soaring to the Heaven of Truth.”)

Rather, the song lyrics seem to be derived from a section from the tabernacle of unity which Baha’u’llah wrote which reads as follows;

“The Tongue of Wisdom proclaimeth: He that hath Me not is bereft of all things. Turn ye away from all that is on earth and seek none else but Me. I am the Sun of Wisdom and the Ocean of Knowledge. I cheer the faint and revive the dead. I am the guiding Light that illumineth the way. I am the royal Falcon on the arm of the Almighty. I unfold the drooping wings of every broken bird and start it on its flight.”

It would thus be necessary to remove the direct quotations above and remove that it is from Baha’u’llah as the singers’ lyrics are a personal derivation inspired by the words of Baha’u’llah and not the writings themselves.

Kind Regards

Shirin

Shirin (July 7, 2018 at 9:38 PM)

Dear Shirin,

Thank you so much for your very kind and thoughtful comment. We are so grateful to you for looking into the lyrics of this song so closely.

You are right that the lyrics are derived from a passage that can be found in The Tabernacle of Unity. The words used for the lyrics are from an earlier translation of the same tablet. This earlier translation was quoted in Star of the West (Vol. 1:1 March 21 1910). Although we now have The Tabernacle of Unity as an authorized translation of this tablet, we nevertheless felt that the lyrics of this song can be considered as based on the Writings of Baha’u’llah.

Thank you for paying such close attention and for your kind suggestion.

Sonjel Vreeland

Sonjel Vreeland (July 7, 2018 at 10:01 PM)

Dear Friend,
In Star of the West, this quote is attributed to Abd’u’l-Baha:
The Heavenly Wise One proclaimeth: A harsh word is like a sword, but gentle speech is like unto milk. The children of the world attain to knowledge and better themselves through this. The tongue of Wisdom says: Whosoever possesses Me not, has nothing. Pass by whatever exists in this world and find Me. I am the Sun of Perception and the Ocean of Science. I revive the withered ones and quicken the dead. I am that Light which illumines the path of Insight. I am the Falcon of the Hand of the Almighty; I bear healing in My wings and teach the knowledge of soaring to the Heaven of Truth. (‘Abdu’l-Baha, Star of the West, vol. 1, no. 3, April 28, 1910)

jean-marie nau

jean-marie nau (January 1, 2020 at 3:04 PM)

Dear Jean-Marie,

Thank you so much for being meticulous about this passage. From what I’ve read and researched, this passage appears in Vol 1, no. 1 March 21, 1910 of Star and the West and it is attributed to Baha’u’llah. Although it is sited otherwise online, I personally can’t find it in the Vol. 1, no. 3, April 28, 1910 issue. It has since been retranslated and can be found in The Tabernacle of Unity, which contains Tablets of Baha’u’llah.

Thank you for mentioning this and for your close attention to detail.

Love,
Sonjel

Sonjel Vreeland

Sonjel Vreeland (January 1, 2020 at 3:20 AM)

Thank you. I forgot to mention the beauty of the music, the uplifting effect and the talent of the singers. I wish a collaboration with our dear Luke Slott would be possible so as to add further flavors to this mystical passage.

jean-marie nau

jean-marie nau (January 1, 2020 at 9:36 AM)

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