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“Make Haste” by Nickole & Alexander

August 16, 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 Washington DC, USA, with Nickole Best and Alexander Kruszewski singing “Make Haste” from a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha.

This song was filmed and recorded in Washington DC, USA, October 2018.

Lyrics & Quote

O my Lord, the lamps of guidance have gone out. The flames of passion are mounting high, and malevolence is ever gaining on the world. Malice and hate have overspread the face of the whole earth, and I find no souls except Thine own oppressed small band who are raising up this cry:

Make haste to love! Make haste to trust! Make haste to give! To guidance come!

Come ye for harmony! To behold the Star of Day! Come here for kindliness, for ease! Come here for amity and peace!

Come and cast down your weapons of wrath, till unity is won! Come and in the Lord’s true path each one help each one.

Verily, with exceeding joy, with heart and soul, do these oppressed of Thine offer themselves up for all mankind in every land. Thou seest them, O my Lord, weeping over the tears Thy people shed, mourning the grief of Thy children, condoling with humankind, suffering because of the calamities that beset all the denizens of the earth.

O my Lord, wing them with victory that they may soar upward to salvation, strengthen their loins in service to Thy people, and their backs in servitude to Thy Threshold of Holiness.

Verily Thou art the Generous, verily Thou art the Merciful! There is none other God save Thee, the Clement, the Pitiful, the Ancient of Days!

Abdu’l-Baha

Chords

G
Make haste to love! Em9
Make haste to trust! Bm7
Make haste to give! C
To guidance come!
G
Make haste to love! F
Make haste to trust! Em
Make haste to give! C
To guidance come!
D, C
Come ye for harmony!
Em, C
To behold the Star of Day!
D, C
Come here for kindliness, for ease! Em, Am
Come here for amity and peace!
Am, D7, F6/9, C9
Come and cast down your weapons of wrath, till unity is won! Am7, D7/F#
Come and in the Lord's true path
C9, Cm9, Cm9/F#
each one help each one.
G
Make haste to love! Em7
Make haste to trust! Bm7
Make haste to give! C
To guidance come!

MAKE HASTE Nickole & Alexander v3
G
Make haste to love! F
Make haste to trust! Em
Make haste to give! C
To guidance come!
D, C
Come ye for harmony!
Em, C
To behold the Star of Day!
D, C
Come here for kindliness, for ease! Em, Am
Come here for amity and peace!
Am, D7, F6/9, C9
Come and cast down your weapons of wrath, till unity is won! Am7, D7/F#
Come and in the Lord's true path
C9, Cm9, Cm9/F#
each one help each one.
G, Am, Em, C
O Thou the Compassionate God. Am, E, C7, A7, C7, Em7, C7, A7 O Thou the Compassionate God.
G, Am
Bestow upon me a heart
Em7, C
Bestow upon me a heart
Am, Em
which, like unto a glass,
C7, A7
may be illumined with the light of Thy love C7, E7
may be illumined with the light of Thy love C7, A7
may be illumined with the light of Thy love

G, Am, Bm, C7
and confer upon me thoughts which may change this world F, Em
into a rose garden
F, C
through the outpourings of heavenly grace
F, Em
through the outpourings of heavenly grace
Am, G
through the outpourings of heavenly grace
G, Am, Bm, C F, Em
C7, A7
C7, Em
C7, A7
G, Am
Bestow upon me a heart
Em7, C
Bestow upon me a heart
Am, Em
which, like unto a glass,
C7, A7
may be illumined with the light of Thy love C7, E7
may be illumined with the light of Thy love C7, A7
may be illumined with the light of Thy love
G, Am, Bm, C7
and confer upon me thoughts which may change this world F, Em
into a rose garden
F, C
through the outpourings of heavenly grace
F, Em
through the outpourings of heavenly grace
Am, G
through the outpourings of heavenly grace
F, Em, Am, C F, Em, Am, G

You can also listen to and download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here: “Make Haste” by Nickole & Alexander [Audio Track]

Check out the entire Studio Sessions video series here on the 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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