Videos of the Writings and Prayers by 'Abdu'l-Baha
Updated: Aug 26
A beautiful collection of Baha'i holy writings and prayers by 'Abud'l-Baha, Mystery of God, put to music and shared through these videos.
Abdu'l Baha, "Everlasting Glory", in Farsi & English (Performed by Shidan and Shadi Toloui-Wallace)
The beautiful performance is by Shidan and Shadi Toloui-Wallace. The first half of the song is in Farsi and second half in English and it is accompanied by historic photos of 'Abdu'l Bahá. The song is "Everlasting Glory" and is from the Album "Radiant Heart."
The lyrics are below-
My name is Abdu’l-Baha. My qualification is Abdu’l-Baha. My reality is Abdu’l-Baha. My praise is Abdu’l-Baha. Thralldom to the Blessed Perfection [Baha’u’llah] is my glorious and refulgent diadem, and servitude to all the human race my perpetual religion … No name, no title, no mention, no commendation have I, nor will ever have, except Abdu’l-Baha. This is my longing. This is my greatest yearning. This is my eternal life. This is my everlasting glory. – Abdu’l-Baha, quoted by Shoghi Effendi, The World Order of Baha’u’llah, p. 139.
Heavenly Grace - Elika Mahony
'Heavenly Grace' is an excerpt of a prayer written by 'Abdu'l-Bahá. The piece is on my album, 'The Divine Mystery' in honor of the centenary of the passing of 'Abdu'l-Bahá.
“Abdu’l-Baha” by Dominique Sylvester
In this Baha’i Blog Studio Session, we’re in Johannesburg, South Africa with Dominique Sylvester who sings “Abdu’l-Baha” based on a tablet by Abdu’l-Baha.
Here is the quotation used for the lyrics below::
"My name is Abdul-Baha, my identity is Abdul-Baha, my qualification is Abdul-Baha, my reality is Abdul-Baha, my praise is Abdul-Baha. Thraldom to the Blessed Perfection is my glorious and refulgent diadem; and servitude to all the human race is my perpetual religion. ...No name, no title, no mention, no commendation hath he nor will ever have except Abdul-Baha. This is my longing. This is my supreme apex. This is my greatest yearning. This is my eternal life. This is my everlasting glory!" - Abdu’l-Baha
Baha’i Prayer | For seeking nearness to God (Hindi)
The full Prayer by Abdul' Baha:
"He is the Compassionate, the All-Bountiful! O God, my God! Thou seest me, Thou knowest me; Thou art my Haven and my Refuge. None have I sought nor any will I seek save Thee.
No path have I trodden nor any will I tread but the path of Thy love. In the darksome night of despair, my eye turneth expectant and full of hope to the morn of Thy boundless favor and at the hour of dawn my drooping soul is refreshed and strengthened in remembrance of Thy beauty and perfection. He whom the grace of Thy mercy aideth, though he be but a drop, shall become the boundless ocean, and the merest atom which the outpouring of Thy loving-kindness assisteth, shall shine even as the radiant star.
Shelter under Thy protection, O Thou Spirit of purity, Thou Who art the All-Bountiful Provider, this enthralled, enkindled servant of Thine. Aid him in this world of being to remain steadfast and firm in Thy love and grant that this broken-winged bird attain a refuge and shelter in Thy divine nest that abideth upon the celestial tree."
"Ocean of Wealth" by Reza & Anthony
Here is a translation of the prayer by Abdu'l-Baha:
"Lord! Pitiful are we, grant us Thy favor; poor, bestow upon us a share from the ocean of Thy wealth; needy, do Thou satisfy us; abased, give us Thy glory. The fowls of the air and the beasts of the field receive their meat each day from Thee, and all beings partake of Thy care and loving-kindness.
Deprive not this feeble one of Thy wondrous grace and vouchsafe by Thy might unto this helpless soul Thy bounty.
Give us our daily bread, and grant Thine increase in the necessities of life, that we may be dependent on none other but Thee, may commune wholly with Thee, may walk in Thy ways and declare Thy mysteries. Thou art the Almighty and the Loving and the Provider of all mankind." - Abdu'l-Baha
O Lord, my Beloved, my Desire! Befriend me in my loneliness and accompany me in my exile. Remove my sorrow. Cause me to be devoted to Thy beauty. Withdraw me from all else save Thee. Attract me through Thy fragrances of holiness. Cause me to be associated in Thy Kingdom with those who are severed from all else save Thee, who long to serve Thy sacred threshold and who stand to work in Thy Cause. Enable me to be one of Thy maidservants who have attained to Thy good pleasure. Verily, Thou art the Gracious, the Generous. - ‘Abdu’l-Bahá