What a Power is Love – Shireen & Carmel Zein

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.

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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.

“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

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

About the Author

Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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Discussion 3 Comments

  1. Very, Very, Very nice song.

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

    Stanley

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