“I Adjure Thee” by Shadi, Hoda & Leif

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, we’re in Vancouver, Canada with Shadi Toloui-Wallace, Hoda Toloui-Wallace and Leif Thorseth who sing “I Adjure Thee” from the Writings of the Bab.

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

https://soundcloud.com/bahai-blog/i-adjure-thee-shadi-hoda-leif

This song was filmed and recorded in Vancouver, Canada, January 2017.

Here is the quotation used for the lyrics followed by a link to the chords:

“I adjure Thee by Thy might, O my God! Let no harm beset me in times of tests, and in moments of heedlessness guide my steps aright through Thine inspiration. Thou art God, potent art Thou to do what Thou desirest. No one can withstand Thy Will or thwart Thy Purpose.”

– The Bab

You can view the lyrics and chords here: https://www.scribd.com/document/341673695/i-adjure-thee-by-shadi-hoda-leif-chords

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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Discussion 9 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this Laura. Timely given the fast, and the fact I have only recently discovered Shadi’s music which itself is a gift. Heart, soul, and something special about it always leaves me feeling inspired and moved.

    1. Hi Sean!

      Thanks for your comment! Shadi’s music has a special place in my heart. If you haven’t read it already, we recently interviewed her about her latest album, Daughters of the Kingdom: http://bahaiblog.net/site/2017/01/shadi-toloui-wallaces-daughters-kingdom/ And she wrote a great piece for Baha’i Blog called “Making ‘Non-Secular’ Music in a Secular World”: http://bahaiblog.net/site/2016/09/making-non-secular-music-secular-world/ Perhaps you might enjoy reading them! Happy fasting!

      -Sonjel

      1. Thanks for the links to the additional articles Sonjel – also great reads, and nice to read about her own impressions of the evolution she has undertaken as both an artist and person.

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