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What a Power is Love – Shireen & Carmel Zein

July 12, 2015, in Music > Studio Session, by

Baha’i Blog’s “Studio Sessions” is a series of videos on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube Channel where we invite Baha’is and their friends from around the world into a studio to record and share a song or two based on the Baha’i Writings which they’ve put to music.

In this Baha’i Blog Studio Session, we go to Sydney, Australia, where sisters Shireen and Carmel Zein sing “What a Power is Love”, based on an excerpt from a talk given by Abdu’l-Baha.

We hope you enjoy this new series, and please subscribe to Baha’i Blog’s YouTube Channel to get updates on new Baha’i-inspired videos like this one and more.

Lyrics & Quote

What a power is love! It is the most wonderful, the greatest of all living powers.
Love gives life to the lifeless. Love lights a flame in the heart that is cold. Love brings hope to the hopeless and gladdens the hearts of the sorrowful.
In the world of existence there is indeed no greater power than the power of love.

Abdu’l-Baha

Chords

Plucking pattern :
G (on the E string 3rd fret. G then 2nd Fret, F#)
C (on the A string 2nd Fret, B and 3rd Fret. C)
Then backwards. C B G

G C G C
What a power is love, It is the most wonderful
G C G C G
The greatest of all living powers is love

A7 D A7 D Am
Love give life to the lifeless, Love lights the flame in the heart that is cold
Am D
Love gives hope to the hopeless

G C
And gladdens the heart

G C G
Of the sorrowful

G C G C
In the world of existence there is indeed. No greater power

G C
Than the power of love

G C G C
When the heard of man is aglow, With the flame of love he is ready,
G C G C
To sacrifice all, even his life.

A7 D A7 D Am
Love give life to the lifeless, Love lights the flame in the heart that is cold
Am D
Love gives hope to the hopeless

G C
And gladdens the heart

G C G C G
Of the sorrowful

We want these songs to serve as a resource for you and your community, so you can find the song lyrics (or the Baha’i Writings used) and the chords to the song in the text below. You can also download the audio version of the song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page.

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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.
Naysan Naraqi

Discussion 4 Comments

Very, Very, Very nice song.

Keep up the good work ladies.
Shair your songs with everyone who will listen, everywhere you go.

Stanley

Stanley

Stanley (July 7, 2015 at 4:56 AM)

Beautiful singing of a powerful quote! I hope to share it with the friends at Feast. Thank you!

Leslie Wilder

Leslie Wilder (December 12, 2015 at 7:36 PM)

Very beautiful and inspiring! Please keep posting your lovely songs!

Meredith Folley

Meredith Folley (February 2, 2016 at 5:10 AM)

very nice music

zidane

zidane (October 10, 2022 at 3:30 PM)

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