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“Gladden My Spirit” by Michelangelo Benedetti

August 17, 2015, 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, Michelangelo Benedetti sings “Gladden My Spirit”, based on a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha.

This song was filmed and recorded at Louie Shelton’s home studio in The Gold Coast, Australia, July 2015.

Lyrics & Quote

O God! Refresh and gladden my spirit. Purify my heart. Illumine my powers. I lay all my affairs in Thy hand. Thou art my Guide and my Refuge. I will no longer be sorrowful and grieved; I will be a happy and joyful being. O God! I will no longer be full of anxiety, nor will I let trouble harass me. I will not dwell on the unpleasant things of life.

O God! Thou art more friend to me than I am to myself. I dedicate myself to Thee, O Lord.

Abdu’l-Baha

Chords

C C/B Am G
OGod! Refresh and gladden my spirit. Purify my heart. Illumine my powers.

Fsus2 Am7 Em
I lay all my affairs in Thy hand. Thou art my Guide and my Refuge. I will no longer be sorrowful and grieved; I will be a happy and joyful being. O God!

C C/B Am G
OGod! Refresh and gladden my spirit. Purify my heart. Illumine my powers.

Fsus2 Am7 Em
I will no longer be full of anxiety, nor will I let trouble harass me. I will not dwell on the unpleasant things of life. O God!

C C/B Am G
Thou art more friend to me than I am to myself

Fsus2 Am7 Em
I dedicate myself to Thee, O Lord

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

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