- Baha’is abstain from food and drink between sunrise and sunset for 19 days. While this abstention from food and drink is a test of one’s will and discipline, the Fast is not just about abstaining from food. The Fast is, primarily, a spiritual practice.
Baha’i Blog 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 Melbourne, Australia with Koichi Bartlett singing “Refresh”, based on a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha.
This song was filmed and recorded in Melbourne, Australia, 5 February, 2019.
Here is the quotation used for the lyrics followed by the chords:
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.Abdu’l-Baha
O God! Thou art more friend to me than I am to myself. I dedicate myself to Thee, O Lord.
Am – F – C – G (Repeat)
Am = 002210
F = 033210
C = 032010
G = 300013
You can also listen to and 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://bit.ly/1LtjUx9
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