- Baha’is believe in the power of prayer and you’ll find Baha’is and their friends, throughout the world, getting together to pray. This is often referred to as a ‘devotional gathering’ or ‘devotional meeting’, and they happen in diverse settings, whether in cities or villages.
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
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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