Ridvan celebrates Baha’u’llah’s time in the garden of Ridvan where He publicly declared His station as a Manifestation of God. The Ridvan Festival is 12 days long and is also the time of year where Baha’is elect their governing bodies.
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 Prince Edward Island, Canada with Steve Zaat who sings “Make this Youth Radiant” from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha.
This song was filmed and recorded on Prince Edward Island, Canada, March 2017.
Lyrics & Quote
O Lord! Make this youth radiant, and confer Thy bounty upon this poor creature. Bestow upon him knowledge, grant him added strength at the break of every morn and guard him within the shelter of Thy protection so that he may be freed from error, may devote himself to the service of Thy Cause, may guide the wayward, lead the hapless, free the captives and awaken the heedless, that all may be blessed with Thy remembrance and praise. Thou art the Mighty and the Powerful.
F G Am
O Lord! Make this youth radiant,
F G Am
and confer Thy bounty upon this poor creature.
Bestow upon him knowledge,
G G#dim Am
grant him added strength at the break of every morn
F G Am
and guard him within the shelter of Thy protection
so that he may be freed from error
G G#dim Am Am
, may devote himself to the service of Thy Cause,
may guide the wayward,
lead the hapless
free the captives and awaken the heedless,
F G Am
that all may be blessed
with Thy remembrance and praise.
G Am Am
Thou art the Mighty and the Powerful
F G Am D/F#
F G Am9
You can also listen to the audio recording of this song on Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here:
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)