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“Thankful Birds” by Savva, Danika, Lauren & Jeremy

August 12, 2020, in Music > Studio Session, by

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 Chicago, USA with Savva, Danika, Lauren and Jeremy singing “Thankful Birds”, based on the Writings of Baha’u’llah.

This song was filmed and recorded in Chicago, USA, December, 2018.

Here is the quotation used for the song, followed by the lyrics and chords below:

Lyrics & Quote

…they have no other intention save the diffusion of the fragrances of God, they have no other hope except the promotion of the heavenly teachings, like the candles they are burning with the light of the love of God, and like thankful birds are singing songs, spirit-imparting, joy-creating, in the rose garden of the knowledge of God…

Abdu’l-Baha

Chords

Progression is Bm F# G F# (with occasional A thrown in before second F#)

Bm F#
They have no other intentions
G F# Bm
Save the diffusion of the fragrances of God
F#
No other hope
G F#
Except the promotion of the heavenly teachings

Bm F#
Like the candles
G F#
They are burning with the light of the love of God
Bm F#
Like the candles
G A F#
They are burning with the light of the love of God
Bm F#
And like thankful birds are singing
G F#
In the rose garden of the knowledge of God
Bm F#
And like thankful birds are singing
G A F#
In the rose garden of the knowledge of God

You can also listen to and download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here: “Thankful Birds” by Savva, Danika, Lauren & Jeremy [Audio Track]

You can also watch the 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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