Lyrics: Excerpts from the Baha'i Holy Writings.
Music composed by Bob Ryan, Mike Ward, and Laurel DeWitt (C)2002.
Bob Ryan: Acoustic Guitar and Vocals
Dave Sopel: Bass Guitar
Mike Ward: Acoustic Guitar and Keyboards
The words of the song are excerpts from this prayer by Abdu'l-Baha:
"O Lord, my God!
Praise and thanksgiving be unto Thee
for Thou hast guided me
to the highway of the kingdom,
suffered me to walk in this straight
and far-stretching path,
illumined my eye by beholding
the splendors of Thy light,
inclined my ear to the melodies
of the birds of holiness
from the kingdom of mysteries
and attracted my heart
with Thy love among the righteous.
O Lord! Confirm me with the Holy Spirit,
so that I may call in Thy Name
amongst the nations
and give the glad tidings
of the manifestation of Thy kingdom
O Lord! I am weak, strengthen me
with Thy power and potency.
My tongue falters, suffer me
to utter Thy commemoration and praise.
I am lowly, honour me
through admitting me into Thy kingdom.
I am remote, cause me to approach
the threshold of Thy mercifulness.
O Lord! Make me a brilliant lamp,
a shining star and a blessed tree,
adorned with fruit,
its branches overshadowing
all these regions.
Verily, Thou art the Mighty,
the Powerful and Unconstrained."