A lot of people ask me “What’s my religion?”
Music: Arlen Yanch
Vocals: Jeff Caverly
Album: Facing East
Mixed and mastered by Dan Cherkas
Dedicated to the memory of Joseph Sheppherd.
This is a prayer revealed by The Bab:
“God is sufficient unto me,
He verily is the All-sufficing
In Him let the trusting trust.”
Music and vocals produced by Arlen Yanch.
Vocals sung by Samar Rushdy.
Mixed by Jeff Caverly.
Additional vocal production by Samar Rushdy
Additional cello by Jeff Caverly.
Special thanks to ChokChai for allowing me to use his video.
Special thanks to Galen Humber for recording the vocals.
The Báb – Herald of the Bahá’í Faith
In the middle of the 19th century—one of the most turbulent periods in the world’s history—a young merchant announced that He was the bearer of a message destined to transform the life of humanity. At a time when His country, Iran, was undergoing widespread moral breakdown, His message aroused excitement and hope among all classes, rapidly attracting thousands of followers. He took the name “The Báb”, meaning “the Gate” in Arabic.
With His call for spiritual and moral reformation, and His attention to improving the position of women and the lot of the poor, the Báb’s prescription for spiritual renewal was revolutionary. At the same time, He founded a distinct, independent religion of His own, inspiring His followers to transform their lives and carry out great acts of heroism.
The Báb announced that humanity stood at the threshold of a new era. His mission, which was to last only six years, was to prepare the way for the coming of a Manifestation of God Who would usher in the age of peace and justice promised in all the world’s religions: Bahá’u’lláh.
“His life is one of the most magnificent examples of courage which it has been the privilege of mankind to behold…”
— Tribute to the Báb by the 19th century French writer A.L.M. Nicolas
Video Recorded in Baha’i Public Information Office – Adelaide, Australia
O Thou kind Lord!
Thou hast created all humanity from the same stock. Thou hast decreed that all shall belong to the same household. In Thy Holy Presence they are all Thy servants, and all mankind are sheltered beneath Thy Tabernacle; all have gathered together at Thy Table of Bounty; all are illumined through the light of Thy Providence.
O God! Thou art kind to all, Thou hast provided for all, dost shelter all, conferrest life upon all. Thou hast endowed each and all with talents and faculties, and all are submerged in the Ocean of Thy Mercy.
O Thou kind Lord! Unite all. Let the religions agree and make the nations one, so that they may see each other as one family and the whole earth as one home. May they all live together in perfect harmony.
O God! Raise aloft the banner of the oneness of mankind.
O God! Establish the Most Great Peace.
Cement Thou, O God, the hearts together.
O Thou kind Father, God! Gladden our hearts through the fragrance of Thy love. Brighten our eyes through the Light of Thy Guidance. Delight our ears with the melody of Thy Word, and shelter us all in the Stronghold of Thy Providence.
Thou art the Mighty and Powerful, Thou art the Forgiving and Thou art the One Who overlooketh the shortcomings of all mankind.
Melody written by Pamela Block
Performed by Michael Kelly
From the album Year of the Nightingale
Words from the Bahá’í Writings
Music produced & mixed by Kelly Snook and Luke Slott
Song composed by Luke Slott
Song recorded & engineered by Kelly Snook
Video filmed, directed & edited by Antimo Kelly Puca at AP Studios Dublin
Drone footage by Kirk Watson at Perfect View Productions
O SON OF MAN! My calamity is My providence, outwardly it is fire and vengeance, but inwardly it is light and mercy. Hasten thereunto that thou mayest become an eternal light and an immortal spirit. This is My command unto thee, do thou observe it.
O SOHN DES MENSCHEN! Mein Trübsal ist meine Vorsehung. Äußerlich ist sie Feuer und Züchtigung, zuinnerst aber Licht und Gnade. Eile ihr entgegen, auf daß du ein ewiges Licht und ein unsterblicher Geist werdest. Dies ist mein Gebot an dich, beachte es!
– Put to music by Mica Smith & Nadine Reyhani
A video of photographs of the Shrine of Bahá’u’lláh accompanied by the piece, ‘The Ancient Beauty’ – The Titles of Bahá’u’lláh, created in honor of His Bicentenary. The video is available for download.
To download the song, ‘The Ancient Beauty’: http://music.elikamahony.com/track/th…
To download the video:https://vimeo.com/230119324
LYRICS: The Ancient Beauty – Titles of Bahá’u’lláh The Prince of Peace Supreme Heaven The Most Great Light Bahá’u’lláh The Blessed Beauty The Glorious Beauty The Ancient Beauty Bahá’u’lláh Holy Name Beauteous Name The Most Great Name Bahá’u’lláh The King of Glory The King of Kings The Most Great Ocean Bahá’u’lláh
Love is the light that guideth in darkness, the living link that uniteth God with man, that assureth the progress of every illumined soul, every illumined soul. Liebe ist das Licht der Führung im nächtlichen Dunkel.
Liebe ist das Band zwischen dem Schöpfer und dem Geschöpf in der Welt des Inneren. Liebe ist die Ursache der Entwicklung für jeden erleuchteten Menschen.
– ‘Abdu’l-Bahá –
Put to music by Bonnie Lisbeth, Sara Agahi & Cranmore Youth