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“Gebet für die Eltern (Prayer for Parents)” by Anke & Armin

September 22, 2020, in Music > Studio Session, by

Baha’i Blog 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 Frankfurt, Germany with Anke Keitel and Armin Heislitz singing “Gebet für die Eltern (Prayer for Parents)” in German, based on a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha.

This song was filmed and recorded in Frankfurt, Germany, December 2018.

Lyrics & Quote

GERMAN

O Herr! In dieser größten Sendung nimmst Du die Fürbitte der Kinder für ihre Eltern an. Dies ist eine der besonderen, unendlichen Gnadengaben dieser Sendung. Nimm deshalb, o Du gütiger Herr, die Bitte Deines Dieners an der Schwelle Deiner Einzigkeit an und lasse seinen Vater versinken im Meere Deiner Gnade. Denn dieser Sohn hat sich erhoben, Dir zu dienen, und müht sich unentwegt auf dem Pfade Deiner Liebe. Wahrlich, Du bist der Gebende, der Vergebende und der Gütige.

Abdu’l-Baha

ENGLISH

O Lord! In this Most Great Dispensation Thou dost accept the intercession of children in behalf of their parents. This is one of the special infinite bestowals of this Dispensation. Therefore, O Thou kind Lord, accept the request of this Thy servant at the threshold of Thy singleness and submerge his father in the ocean of Thy grace, because this son hath arisen to render Thee service and is exerting effort at all times in the pathway of Thy love. Verily, Thou art the Giver, the Forgiver and the Kind!

Abdu’l-Baha

Chords

Intro: Asus2 / Bm7 / Asus2/F# / Esus4 (x4)

Verse 1:

Asus2 Bm7 Asus2/F# E7sus4
O Herr! In dieser größten Sendung nimmst du

Asus2 Bm7 Asus2/F# E7sus4
Die Fürbitte der Kinder für ihre Eltern an.

Asus2 Bm7 Asus2/F# E7sus4
Dies ist eine der besonderen, unendlichen

Asus2 Bm7 Asus2/F# E7sus4
Gnadengaben dieser Sendung.

Chorus:

Dmaj7 Esus4
Nimm, o Du gütiger Herr,

Dmaj7 Esus4
die Bitte Deines Dieners

Dmaj7 Esus4 E
an der Schwelle Deiner Einzigkeit an.

Fill: Asus2 / Bm7 / Asus/F# / E7sus4 (x2)

Verse 2:

Asus2 Bm7 Asus2/F# E7sus4
O Herr! Lasse seinen Vater versinken

Asus2 Bm7 Asus2/F# E7sus4
im Meere Deiner Gnade.

Asus2 Bm7 Asus2/F# E7sus4
Denn die...........ser Sohn hat sich erhoben,

Asus2 / Bm7 / Asus2/F# / E7sus4
Dir zu dienen

Chorus:

Dmaj7 Esus4
müht sich unentwegt

Dmaj7 Esus4
auf dem Pfade Deiner Liebe.

Dmaj7 Esus4
Wahrlich, Du bist der Gebende,

Dmaj7 Esus4 E
der Vergebende und der Güti......ge.

Ending: Asus2 / Bm7 / Asus2/F# / E7sus4 (x3) / Asus2-A

You can also listen to and download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here: “Gebet für die Eltern (Prayer for Parents)” by Anke & Armin [Audio Track]

Watch the entire Studio Sessions video series on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube Channel here: Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions playlist

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Naysan Naraqi

Naysan is passionate about using the arts and media to explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. Back in 2011, Naysan started up the Baha’i Blog project, channeling his experiences in both media and technology companies to help create a hub for Baha’i-inspired content online.

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