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

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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:…

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

Welcome to AP Recording Studios and Video Productions Studios Dublin…

Song composed by Luke Slott

String arrangement by Xiao’an Li…

Score Preparation by Joel Sim Shao Chong

Mastered by Simon Heyworth
at Super Audio Mastering, Devon, UK.
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Bill Sellar

Art by Shirin Sahba…

Musicians (in order of appearance)
Cora Venus Lunny – Violin & Viola
Luke Slott – Piano, Vocals
Vyvienne Long – Cello

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

The Children of Bahá

Words & Music by Jim Seals and Tom Price The Czech National Symphony Orchestra With the Grand Rapids Bahá’í Children’s Choir Singers: Gigi Price (solo age 6), Ellie Hampton, Lucas Hampton, Toa Nyamoga Baradosa, Micah McClarity, Clay Knight, Grayson Knight, Benedicte Rubumbiza, Abigeul Rubumbiza, Ben Chapman Orchestra recorded at CNSO Studio, Prague. Children’s Choir, produced by Michael Hampton, recorded at Third Coast Record Company in Grand Rapids Michigan.

Baha’i Prayer by Baha’u’llah – “مناجاة من حضرة بهاءالله “إِلهِي إِلهِي أَسْألُكَ بِبَحْرِ شِفائِكَ

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Prayer by Baha’u’llah chanted with music. مناجاة من حضرة بهاءالله

“إِلهِي إِلهِي أَسْألُكَ بِبَحْرِ شِفائِكَ وَإِشْراقاتِ أَنْوارِ نَيِّرِ فَضْلِكَ وَبِالاسْمِ الَّذِيْ سَخَّرْتَ بِهِ عِبادَكَ وَبِنُفُوذِ كَلِمَتِكَ العُلْيا وَإقْتِدارِ قَلَمِكَ الأَعْلى وَبِرَحْمَتِكَ الَّتِيْ سَبَقَتْ مَنْ فِي الأَرْضِ وَالسَّمآءِ، أَنْ تُطَهِّرَنِي بِماءِ العَطآءِ مِنْ كُلِّ بَلآءٍ وَسَقَمٍ وَضَعْفٍ وَعَجْزٍ، أَيْ رَبِّ تَرَى السَّائِلَ قائِمًاً لَدى بابِ جُودِكَ وَالآمِلَ مُتَمَسِّكًاً بِحَبْلِ كَرَمِكَ، أَسْألُكَ أَنْ لا تُخَيِّبَهُ عَمَّا أَرادَ مِنْ بَحْرِ فَضْلِكَ وَشَمْسِ عِنايَتِك. إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ المُقْتَدِرُ عَلَى ما تَشآءُ لا إِلهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ الغَفُورُ الْكَرِيمُ.” حضرة بهاءالله

“O God, my God! I beg of Thee by the ocean of Thy healing, and by the splendors of the Daystar of Thy grace, and by Thy Name through which Thou didst subdue Thy servants, and by the pervasive power of Thy most exalted Word and the potency of Thy most august Pen, and by Thy mercy that hath preceded the creation of all who are in heaven and on earth, to purge me with the waters of Thy bounty from every affliction and disorder, and from all weakness and feebleness. Thou seest, O my Lord, Thy suppliant waiting at the door of Thy bounty, and him who hath set his hopes on Thee clinging to the cord of Thy generosity. Deny him not, I beseech Thee, the things he seeketh from the ocean of Thy grace and the Daystar of Thy loving-kindness.
Powerful art Thou to do what pleaseth Thee. There is none other God save Thee, the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Generous.” Baha’u’llah

Piano & Guitar: Per Hakman
Mixing & Mastering: Feridun Emre Dursun

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Special service marking the Centenary of the Baha’i Faith in Australia (via live-stream)

Hosted on 10 April 2020, this service was dedicated to the arrival of Clara and Hyde Dunn to Australia and their efforts in establishing the Baha’i Community in this country. Due to the health and safety restrictions arising from COVID-19, the service was conducted under strict conditions via live stream.

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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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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.

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

Arlen Yanch – God Is Sufficient (feat. Samar Rushdy)

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