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“Wings of Thy Protection” by Jamesley Cavanagh

August 25, 2016, 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, Jamesley Cavanagh sings “Wings of Thy Protection”, based on a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha

This song was filmed and recorded in Brisbane, Australia, February 2016.

Lyrics & Quote

O my Lord! Thou knowest that the people are encircled with pain and calamities and are environed with hardships and trouble. Every trial doth attack man and every dire adversity doth assail him like unto the assault of a serpent. There is no shelter and asylum for him except under the wing of Thy protection, preservation, guard and custody.

O Thou the Merciful One! O my Lord! Make Thy protection my armor, Thy preservation my shield, humbleness before the door of Thy oneness my guard, and Thy custody and defense my fortress and my abode. Preserve me from the suggestions of self and desire, and guard me from every sickness, trial, difficulty and ordeal.

Verily, Thou art the Protector, the Guardian, the Preserver, the Sufficer, and verily, Thou art the Merciful of the Most Merciful.

Abdu’l-Baha

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Chords

C Am Dm G
O my Lord! Thou knowest that the people are encircled with pain and calamities

C Am Dm G
And are environed with hardships and trouble.

C Am Dm G D
Every trial doth attack man and every dire adversity doth assail him like unto the assault of a

Cm D D D
Serpent.

G C Am D
There is no shelter and asylum for him except

G Em C D
Under the wing of Thy protection, preservation, guard and custody.

C Am Dm G
O Thou the Merciful One! O my Lord!

C Am Dm G
Make Thy protection my armor, Thy preservation my shield

Cm Cm G G
Humbleness before the door of thy oneness my guard

Cm Cm G G
And Thy custody and defense my fortress and my abode.

Cm Cm G G
Preserve me from the suggestions of self and desire

Cm Cm D G
And guard me from every sickness, trial, difficulty and ordeal.

C Am Dm G
Verily, Thou art the Protector, the Guardian the Preserver

C Am Dm G
The Sufficer, and verily, Thou art the Merciful of the Most Merciful

C Am Dm G
Thou art the merciful of the Most

C C
Merciful

You can also 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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