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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
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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