Abdu’l-Baha

Apple of Mine Eye (Words of Bahá’u’lláh to ‘Abdu’l-Bahá)

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Home of Light, my new album in honour of the Centenary of the Passing of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, is being released one song at a time on YouTube*, from August through November.
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📚 Words from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh
Quoted in Shoghi Effendi, The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh, p.135
Read the full text of Apple of Mine Eye:
https://reference.bahai.org/en/t/se/W…

Credits & Collaborators

Produced by Xiao’an Li, Antimo Kelly Puca and Luke Slott

Mixed & Edited with Additional Production, Recording & Engineering by Kelly Snook at It’s Not Rocket Science Studios, Oregon, USA

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Recorded & Engineered by Antimo Kelly Puca at AP Studios Dublin, Ireland

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Song composed by Luke Slott

String arrangement by Xiao’an Li
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Score Preparation by Joel Sim Shao Chong
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Mastered by Simon Heyworth
at Super Audio Mastering, Devon, UK.
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Bill Sellar
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Art by Shirin Sahba https://www.instagram.com/shirinsahba…

Musicians (in order of appearance)
Cora Venus Lunny – Violin & Viola http://www.coravenuslunny.ie/
Luke Slott – Piano, Vocals https://www.instagram.com/lukeslott/
Vyvienne Long – Cello https://www.instagram.com/vyvincello/

Lowly and Tearful, I Raise My Suppliant Hands to Thee

Words of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá (from the Tablet of Visitation)
Music by Tom Price
The Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Soprano Solo by Emily Price
Singers: Rosalind Lee, Susan Nelson, Carla Janzen, Alexia Rivera, Kaitlin Foley, Lindsey Adams Frank, Cassidy Smith, Alex Olsavsky, Emily Price, Joe Shadday, Micah Dingler, Ace Gangoso, Ben Rivera, Dan Richardson, Ryan Cox, Joe Labozetta

This is part of a 9-piece suite of the complete text of the Tablet of Visitation of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, for orchestra, choir and soloists. Orchestra recorded in Prague and the Choir and Soloist in Chicago.

O God, my God!
Lowly and tearful, I raise my suppliant hands to Thee
Lowly and tearful, I raise my suppliant hands to Thee
and cover my face in the dust of that Threshold of Thine,
and cover my face in the dust of that Threshold of Thine,
Lowly and tearful, I raise my suppliant hands to Thee
and cover my face in the dust of that Threshold of Thine

Exalted, exalted, exalted, exalted above the knowledge of the learned,
exalted above, exalted above,
above the praise of all that glorify Thee.

Graciously look upon Thy servant,
humble and lowly at Thy door,
with the glances of the eye of Thy mercy,
and immerse him in the Ocean of Thine eternal grace.

O God, my God!
Lowly and tearful, I raise my suppliant hands to Thee
Lowly and tearful, I raise my suppliant hands to Thee
and cover my face in the dust of that Threshold of Thine,
and cover my face in the dust of that Threshold of Thine,
Lowly and tearful, I raise my suppliant hands to Thee
and cover my face in the dust of that Threshold of Thine

Bahai Marriage Prayer – Birds of Love

‘Birds of Love ‘is a Baha’i marriage prayer sung as a duet with Martin Kerr.

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LYRICS
Wherefore, wed thou, in the heaven of Thy mercy these two birds of the nest of Thy love and make them the means of attracting perpetual grace, that from the union of these two seas of love, a wave of tenderness may surge and cast the pearls of pure and goodly issue on the shore of life.
-‘Abdu’l-Bahá

THANKS
Thank you to the following couples for allowing use of their beautiful wedding photos in the video:
The Abrari-Venouss family
Shirin Ahlhauser and Gabriel Plata
The Behroozi family
Era Mae and Trosten Balaba
Paul & Amy Blois
Ron Perry and Juanita Bongartz
Furutan and Christin Celebi
Maria Duringer Jacques de Lima and Alexandre Celestino Cabon
Susan and Hushang Chahid-Garmroud
Naree and Alby Chan
Geoff and Bebeth Cohen
Jared and Kedi Davidson
The Alexis family
Goleta and Andrew Dawia
Josian and Sylvana Dholah
Ashley and Nabil Djoumbaye
Carol and Toney Driver
Claire and Farzam Ehsani
Jaleh and Mehraz Ehsani
Violet Eng and Kee Liang
Becky and James Fairley
Nahid and Aziz Fakhri
The Faris family
Lydia and Nima Fazilat
Charmaine and Julio Fuentes
Nicole and Fritz Fulton
The Gannaway family
Brandon and Menmeng Shu Guzman
Aly and Hannah Hampson
Marilyn and Michael Higgins
Julie and Mehraban Iraninejad
Martin and Tara Kerr
The Kiani family
Farzad Lee and Wei-I Chen
Marc and Farnoosh Lee
Tarry and Elika Mahony
Jarome and Iris Matthew
Sholeh and Shea Munion
The Mitchell family
Vahid and Shabnam Mockon
Rabbaniyyih and Bayan Nabilzadeh
Wainaina and Teresia Ngugi
Lua and Nico Oliva
The Peri family
Sepideh & Henrik Petäistö
Everett and Jennifer Phillips
The Pinto family
Afsoon and Thomas Ponniah
Gary and Svitlana Reusche
Ivan and Karen Rosel
Ferdinand and Ilona Rogge
Ray and Barbara Rudolph
Natasha and Anis Sabet
Sarmad and Varya Sanina- Garmroud
Pearl and Curtis Schuyler
Amanda and Milan Sevak
Aashi and Ramin Shojaie
Judith Partelow and Thom Slayter
The Saadatyar family
Eva and Nozomu Sonda
The Stott family
Lia & Roy Tahmasebian
Leila and Nakhjavan Tanyi
Helena and Michael Vasco
Sylvia and Darrell Vice
Wilhelm and Generose
Layli and Naveen Young
Vida and Payam Yousefian
Sophia Zhong and Eric Zhou

Prophet Moses & Socrates | Some Answered Questions | [Elevated & Meaningful]

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Nava Revalk – O Thou kind Lord!

Video Recorded in Baha’i Public Information Office – Adelaide, Australia

Prayer:

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.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá

The Need for an Educator | Abdu’l-Baha | [Elevated & Meaningful]

Here is another video from Abdu’l-Baha’s book Some Answered Questions, this time about the Need for an Educator that is likened to a Prophet, Messanger from God, or a Manifestation of God. To find out the reason why this need exists just go ahead and watch the video to find out… Leave comments below!

You can find the chapter here: http://www.bahai.org/library/authoritative-texts/abdul-baha/some-answered-questions/#r=saq_en-3

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Great Principle of Consultation | Baha’i | [Elevated & Meaningful]

*****These are strictly my views and opinions and not representative of what the Baha’i teachings suggest or imply*****

The world is little by little learning the importance of consultation in all its affairs, and one day I am sure it will be an established principle on which all activities and undertaking of affairs will be done.

You can find a compilation of Baha’i writings on consultation here:
http://www.bahai.org/beliefs/universal-peace/articles-resources/consultation-quotes

The Bahá’i Trio – “Love Is The Light”

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