June 18, 2023 will mark 40 years since 10 Baha’i women were hanged in Shiraz. Their only ‘crime’ was their refusal to renounce their beliefs in a faith that promotes the principles of gender equality, unity, justice, and truthfulness. This collection highlights Baha’i Blog content relating to the ongoing persecution of Baha’is in Iran.
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 Johannesburg, South Africa with Dominique Sylvester who sings “I Repair for Refuge” from the Writings of the Bab.
This song was filmed and recorded in Johannesburg, South Africa, September 2017.
Lyrics & Quote
O Lord! Unto Thee I repair for refuge, and toward all Thy signs I set my heart. O Lord! Whether traveling or at home, and in my occupation or in my work, I place my whole trust in Thee. Grant me then Thy sufficing help so as to make me independent of all things, O Thou Who art unsurpassed in Thy mercy! Bestow upon me my portion, O Lord, as Thou pleasest, and cause me to be satisfied with whatsoever Thou hast ordained for me. Thine is the absolute authority to command.
G maj, G maj/B, Cmaj7, G maj
A min, G maj/B, A min, G maj
O Lord! Unto Thee I repair for refuge and toward all Thy signs I set my heart.
O Lord! Whether travelling or at home and in my occupation or in my work, I place my whole trust in thee. X2
You can also download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here:
Randomly bursting into song is a daily occurrence for Jordan, something which his friends find both hilarious and terrifying, however, for their own survival, they have grown accustomed to acts of randomness. Growing up in both the Czech Republic and Australia, and looking like he’s from neither, Jordan took to creating Youtube videos from a young age, the intention of his content is to make people happy and hopefully spread some positivity juice. He is now studying Media in Melbourne Australia, and singing for his classmates. (he really does not sing that much)
Hey Doms, what a cool adaptation of this song! It’s absolutely breathtaking.
Javaneh (November 11, 2017 at 1:49 PM)
We pray twice when we put it into music.
Criselda R. Figuerres (November 11, 2017 at 4:14 AM)
Wow! My son I am so proud of you just focus on our blessed Beauty He is our saviour
Love your mommy
Naomi Sylvester (December 12, 2018 at 5:32 PM)