“Gladden My Spirit” by Michelangelo Benedetti

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, Michelangelo Benedetti sings “Gladden My Spirit”, based on a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha.

You can also download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here:

https://soundcloud.com/bahai-blog/gladden-my-spirit-michelangelo-benedetti

This song was filmed and recorded at Louie Shelton’s home studio in The Gold Coast, Australia, July 2015.

Here is the quotation used for the lyrics below, followed by the quote with the chords:

“O God! Refresh and gladden my spirit. Purify my heart. Illumine my powers. I lay all my affairs in Thy hand. Thou art my Guide and my Refuge. I will no longer be sorrowful and grieved; I will be a happy and joyful being. O God! I will no longer be full of anxiety, nor will I let trouble harass me. I will not dwell on the unpleasant things of life.

O God! Thou art more friend to me than I am to myself. I dedicate myself to Thee, O Lord.”

-Abdu’l-Baha

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C C/B Am G
OGod! Refresh and gladden my spirit. Purify my heart. Illumine my powers.

Fsus2 Am7 Em
I lay all my affairs in Thy hand. Thou art my Guide and my Refuge. I will no longer be sorrowful and grieved; I will be a happy and joyful being. O God!

C C/B Am G
OGod! Refresh and gladden my spirit. Purify my heart. Illumine my powers.

Fsus2 Am7 Em
I will no longer be full of anxiety, nor will I let trouble harass me. I will not dwell on the unpleasant things of life. O God!

C C/B Am G
Thou art more friend to me than I am to myself

Fsus2 Am7 Em
I dedicate myself to Thee, O Lord

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