“Midnight Prayer” by Gary Sterling

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, Gary Sterling sings “Midnight Prayer” 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/midnight-prayer-by-gary-sterling

This song was filmed and recorded in Sydney, Australia, January 2016.

To read Baha’i Blog’s interview with Gary Sterling click here: http://bahaiblog.net/2016/01/lets-pray-new-album-gary-sterling/

Here is the quotation used for the lyrics below followed by the quotation and chords:

“O Lord, I have turned my face unto Thy kingdom of oneness and am immersed in the sea of Thy mercy. O Lord, enlighten my sight by beholding Thy lights in this dark night, and make me happy by the wine of Thy love in this wonderful age. O Lord, make me hear Thy call, and open before my face the doors of Thy heaven, so that I may see the light of Thy glory and become attracted to Thy beauty.

Verily, Thou art the Giver, the Generous, the Merciful, the Forgiving.”

– Abdu’l-Baha

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G E G
O LORD I HAVE TURNED MY FACE TOWARD THE KINGDOM OF

E
ONENESS,

C D MINOR G
AND AM IMMERSED IN THE SEA OF THY MERCY,

G E G
O LORD ENLIGHTEN MY SIGHT, BY BEHOLDING THY LIGHT IN THIS

E
DARK NIGHT,

C D MINOR
AND MAKE ME HAPPY, BY THE WINE OF THY LOVE IN THIS

G
WONDERFUL AGE

G E G
O LORD, MAKE ME HEAR THY CALL AND OPEN BEFORE MY FACE

E
THE DOORS OF THY HEAVENS,

C D MINOR
SO THAT I MAY SEE THE LIGHT OF GLORY, AND BECOME

G E
ATTRACTED, TO THY BEAUTY,

G E
VERILY THOU ART THE GIVER

G
THE GENEROUS

E
THE MERCIFUL

C D MINOR
THE FORGIVING

G TO E
THE FORGIVING

You can also watch the “Studio Sessions” video series on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLePDtgwcyKAScvchcLzY-XZTmP2tdN-EY

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