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“Refresh and Gladden” by Steve Zaat

January 19, 2021, 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, we’re in Prince Edward Island, Canada with Steve Zaat who sings “Refresh and Gladden” from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha.

This song was filmed and recorded on Prince Edward Island, Canada, March 2017.

Lyrics & Quote

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

Guitar Tuning Drop D
D D D
O God! Refresh and gladden my spirit.
Bsus
Purify my heart.
D D
lllumine my powers.
Em G
I lay all my affairs in Thy hand.
D D
Thou art my Guide and my Refuge I will no longer
Bsus4
be sorrowful and grieved;
D D Em G D D
I will be a happy and joyful being. O God!
B5 A/C#
I will no longer be
D G
full of anxiety,
G A
nor will I let
Em Em Em Em
trouble harass me. I will not dwell on the unpleasant things of
D D
life.
D D D Bsus2
O God! Thou art more friend to me than I am to myself.
D D
I dedicate myself to Thee,
Em G Em G D
O Lord O Lord

You can also listen to the audio version of this song on Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here: “Refresh and Gladden” by Steve Zaat [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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Sonjel Vreeland

In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.

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