- Ayyam-i-Ha is a Baha’i festival that is joyously celebrated in countries and territories all over the world. It is a time of hospitality, generosity, and caring for the needy. This year Ayyam-i-Ha runs from February 26-29.
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, Gary Sterling sings “Midnight Prayer” based on a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha.
This song was filmed and recorded in Sydney, Australia, January 2016.
To read Baha’i Blog’s interview with Gary Sterling click here: https://bahaiblog.net/2016/01/lets-pray-new-album-gary-sterling/
Lyrics & Quote
O Lord, I have turned my face unto Thy kingdom of oneness and am immersed in the sea of Thy mercy. O Lord, enlighten my sight by beholding Thy lights in this dark night, and make me happy by the wine of Thy love in this wonderful age. O Lord, make me hear Thy call, and open before my face the doors of Thy heaven, so that I may see the light of Thy glory and become attracted to Thy beauty.
Verily, Thou art the Giver, the Generous, the Merciful, the Forgiving.Abdu’l-Baha
G E G O LORD I HAVE TURNED MY FACE TOWARD THE KINGDOM OF E ONENESS, C D MINOR G AND AM IMMERSED IN THE SEA OF THY MERCY, G E G O LORD ENLIGHTEN MY SIGHT, BY BEHOLDING THY LIGHT IN THIS E DARK NIGHT, C D MINOR AND MAKE ME HAPPY, BY THE WINE OF THY LOVE IN THIS G WONDERFUL AGE G E G O LORD, MAKE ME HEAR THY CALL AND OPEN BEFORE MY FACE E THE DOORS OF THY HEAVENS, C D MINOR SO THAT I MAY SEE THE LIGHT OF GLORY, AND BECOME G E ATTRACTED, TO THY BEAUTY, G E VERILY THOU ART THE GIVER G THE GENEROUS E THE MERCIFUL C D MINOR THE FORGIVING G TO E THE FORGIVING
You can also 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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