“As a Sea” by Jasmine Michel [Audio Track]

Baha’i Blog’s “Studio Sessions” is an initiative where we invite Baha’is 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, Jasmine Michel sings “As a Sea”, based on a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha.

You can also watch the recording of this song on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube channel here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Of7OMHmr1I

This song was filmed and recorded in Toronto, Canada, October 2016.

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

“I beg of Thee, O Thou King of existence and Protector of the seen and the unseen, to make whosoever arises to serve Thy Cause as a sea moving by Thy desire, as one ablaze with the fire of Thy Sacred Tree, shining from the horizon of the heaven of Thy will. Verily, Thou art the mighty One, Whom neither the power of all the world nor the strength of the nations can weaken. There is no God but Thee, the One, the Incomparable, the Protector, the Self-Subsistent.”

– Abdu’l-Baha

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G Gsus4

G G/C# G/C

G Gsus4

Em7 C G F Cmaj7 Asus4 G

 

G Gsus4

I beg of Thee, O Thou King of existence

G G/C# G/C

and Protector of the seen and the unseen

G Gsus4

to make whosoever arises to serve Thy Cause

Em7 C G F Cmaj7 Asus4 G

as a sea moving by Thy desire, as one ablaze with the fire of Thy Sacred Tree

F Cmaj7

shining from the horizon of the heaven of Thy will

F Asus4

Verily, Thou art the mighty One

F Cmaj7

Whom neither the power of all the world

F Asus4

nor the strength of nations can weaken

G Gsus4

There is no God but Thee, the One, the Incomparable

G G/C# G/C

the Protector, the Self-Subsistent

G G7 C Cm

I beg of Thee, O Thou King of existence

G F Cmaj7

to make me as a sea

G F Cmaj7

to make me as a sea

F Cmaj7

moving by Thy desire

F Asus4

moving by Thy desire

F Cmaj7

moving by Thy desire

Gmaj7

Thy desire

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

About the Author

Sonjel Vreeland

In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a mother, a wife and a bookworm but professionally she is a museologist and a library technician. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.

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