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“Prayer for Humanity” by Stevie & Tory

July 5, 2016, 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, Stevie Iwaszko & Tory Mata sing “Prayer for Humanity” based on a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha.

This song was filmed and recorded in Key West, Florida, USA, January 2016.

Lyrics & Quote

O Thou kind Lord! O Thou Who art generous and merciful! We are servants of Thy threshold and are gathered beneath the sheltering shadow of Thy divine unity. The sun of Thy mercy is shining upon all, and the clouds of Thy bounty shower upon all. Thy gifts encompass all, Thy loving providence sustains all, Thy protection overshadows all, and the glances of Thy favor are cast upon all. O Lord! Grant Thine infinite bestowals, and let the light of Thy guidance shine. Illumine the eyes, gladden the hearts with abiding joy. Confer a new spirit upon all people and bestow upon them eternal life. Unlock the gates of true understanding and let the light of faith shine resplendent. Gather all people beneath the shadow of Thy bounty and cause them to unite in harmony, so that they may become as the rays of one sun, as the waves of one ocean, and as the fruit of one tree. May they drink from the same fountain. May they be refreshed by the same breeze. May they receive illumination from the same source of light. Thou art the Giver, the Merciful, the Omnipotent.

Abdu’l-Baha

———–

Chords

Em G A B

Ya Baha'u'l-Abha (x4)

Gather all people beneath the shadow of Thy bounty
And cause them to unite in harmony
So that they become as the rays of one sun
As the waves of one ocean as the fruits of one tree

Ya Baha'u'l-Abha (x4)

May they drink from the same fountain
May they be refreshed by the same breeze
May they receive illumination from the same source of light
... the same source of light

Ya Baha'u'l-Abha (x4)

Thou art the giver, the merciful, the omnipotent, Ya Baha'u'l-Abha

Ya Baha'u'l-Abha...

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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Laura Friedmann

Through 15 years of experience, Laura has honed a growing repertoire as a producer and media artist. Her media skills include film production, video editing and photography and as a producer she has led numerous creative projects, as well as managed and organized small and large scale events. Laura also helps deliver content to audiences through compelling and effective digital strategies including marketing approaches through design and web products. She currently lives in Toronto, Canada with her two children.

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