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“Refresca (Refresh)” by Alex Vedovi

October 31, 2020, in Music > Studio Session, by

Baha’i Blog Studio Session 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 Alex Vedovi singing “Refresca (Refresh)” in Spanish, based on a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha.

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

Lyrics & Quote

SPANISH

¡Oh Dios! Refresca y alegra mi espíritu.
Purifica mi corazón. Ilumina mis poderes.
Dejo todos mis asuntos en tus manos.
Tú eres mi guía y mi refugio.
Ya no estaré triste ni afligido;
seré un ser feliz y alegre.
¡Oh Dios! Ya no estaré lleno de ansiedad,
ni dejaré que las aflicciones
me atormenten, ni me absorban las cosas
desagradables de la vida.
¡Oh Dios! Tú eres mas amigo mío que yo lo soy de mi mismo.
A ti me consagro, oh Señor.

Abdu’l-Baha

ENGLISH

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

E, Asus2
E
Oh Dios!
Asus2, E
Refresca y alegra mi espíritu.
Asus2,
Purifica mi corazón.
E
Oh Dios!
Asus2
Ilumina mis poderes.
C#m, B, Asus2
Dejo todos mis asuntos en tus manos.
C#m, B, Asus2
Tú eres mi guía y mi refugio.
E, Asus2
Ya no estaré triste ni afligido;
E, Asus2
seré un ser feliz y alegre.
E, Asus2
¡Oh Dios! Ya no estaré lleno de ansiedad,
C#m, B, Asus2
ni dejaré que las aflicciones me atormenten,
C#m, B, Asus2
ni me absorban las cosas desagradables
E, Asus2
de la vida.
C#m, Asus2, E, B
¡Oh Dios! Tú eres mas amigo mío que yo lo soy de mi mismo.
C#m, Asus2, C#m, B, Asus2
¡Oh Dios! Tú eres mas amigo mío que yo lo soy de mi mismo.
C#m, B, Asus2, E
A ti me consagro, oh Seño

You can also listen to and download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here: “Refresca (Refresh)” by Alex Vedovi [Audio Track]

Watch the entire Studio Sessions video series on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube Channel here: 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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