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In His Will, Baha’u’llah instructed all to turn to His eldest Son, Abdu’l-Baha, not only as the authorized interpreter of the Baha’i Writings but also as the perfect exemplar of the Baha’i Faith’s spirit and teachings. Every year Baha’is celebrate Abdu’l-Baha as the Centre of Baha’u’llah Covenant.

“The Power of the Covenant” by Nadia, Zaynab & Earl

April 16, 2019, 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 New York, USA with Nadia Affolter, Zaynab Affolter and Earl Henrikson who sing “The Power of the Covenant” based on a quotation by Abdu’l-Baha.

The music for this song was written by Dominic Lutley and the Youth of the TfP (Transformation for Peace) Junior Youth Camp at Townshend School in the Czech Republic.

This song was filmed and recorded in New York, USA, August 2018.

Lyrics & Quote

It is indubitably clear, that the pivot of the oneness of mankind is nothing else but the power of the Covenant […] The power of the Covenant is as the heat of the sun which quickeneth and promoteth the development of all created things on earth. The light of the Covenant, in like manner, is the educator of the minds, the spirits, the hearts and souls of men.

Abdu’l-Baha

Chords

Capo 2

CHORUS

Am F
It is indubitably clear,

C G am F
that the pivot of the oneness of mankind

C G am F,C,G
is nothing else but the power of the Covenant…. (REPEAT)

VERSE

Am F
The power of the Covenant

C G am F
is as the heat of the sun which quickeneth and promoteth

C G am F
the development of all created things

C G
on earth.

CHORUS
It is indubitably clear,
that the pivot of the oneness of mankind
is nothing else but the power of the Covenant…. (REPEAT)

VERSE
The light of the Covenant,
in like manner, is the educator of the minds,
the spirits, the hearts and souls of men.

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://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLePDtgwcyKAScvchcLzY-XZTmP2tdN-EY

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Jordan Raj

Jordan Raj is a comedian, content producer and third culture kid. Born in Australia and raised in the Czech Republic by parents with ambiguous eastern origins, he is grateful for his unique perspective as his brain grapples to embrace the world. With brief journeys into the spheres of singing, public speaking, high school teaching and magic, he loves all types of performance and loves creating humorous video content to share online. Jordan is known for the “What’s That Word?” Series on Baha’i Blog and a number of explainer videos on Baha’i Holy days which he co-created with his cousin Raj. Currently, Jordan is living in Germany with his wife, where he spends his time doing stand up comedy and producing the Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions series.
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