calm​.​strong​.​grateful

by Danny Stevenson

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released July 1, 2009

All words from the Baha'i Writings.
All songs written, recorded & produced by Danny Stevenson at home on GarageBand in Cape Town.

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Track Name: live in thee
VERSE // E / C#- / B / C#- // E / C#- / B / A //

|---0---0---0---|
|---0---0---0---| CHORUS
|---1---2---6---|
|---2---4---7---|
|---2---4---7---|
|---0---2---5---|

O SON OF MAN! If thou lovest Me, turn away
from thyself; and if thou seekest My
pleasure, regard not thine own;

that thou mayest die in Me
and I may eternally live in thee.

Bahá’u’lláh,
Arabic Hidden Words #7
Track Name: noble
O SON OF SPIRIT!

I created thee rich,
why dost thou bring thyself down
to poverty?
Noble I made thee,
wherewith dost thou abase thyself?
Out of the essence of knowledge
I gave thee being,
why seekest thou enlightenment
from anyone beside Me?

Out of the clay of love I molded thee,
how dost thou busy thyself with another?

Turn thy sight unto thyself,
that thou mayest find Me
standing within thee,
mighty, powerful and self-subsisting.
mighty, powerful and self-subsisting.

Bahá’u’lláh, The Arabic Hidden Words #13
Track Name: should your names fade
//: C#- / C#- / C#- / C#- / C#- / C#- / A / B ://

…Should your names fade from every mortal mind,
and yet God be well pleased with you,
ye will indeed be numbered among
the treasures of His name, the Most Hidden.

Bahá’u’lláh, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts
Track Name: i seek patience only in God
intro: // G# / pause / C#- / G# // C#- / G#- / B / F# / G#- //

G#- C#- G#-
I seek patience only in God.
C#- G#-
Verily He is the best protector
B F# G#-
and the best helper.
G#- C#- G#-
No refuge do I seek save God.
C#- G#-
Verily He is the guardian
B F# G#-
and the best supporter...

E F# B G#-
I swear by the glory of God,
E E F#
My -------------- Lord,
E F# B G#-
the Most Exalted, the Most Great,
E E G#- F# E
He -------- assuredly,
F# G#- F# E
as is, divinely ordained,
E F# B G#-
will make His Cause shine resplendent,
F# E
while there will be no
G#- F# E
helper for the unjust…

// E / F# / B / G#- // E / E / E / F# //

I seek patience only in God.
Verily He is the best protector
and the best helper.
No refuge do I seek save God.
Verily He is the guardian
and the best supporter...

G#- C#- G#-
Verily I seek patience only in God,
C#- G#- B F# G#-
and Him do I regard as the goal
G#- C#- B F# G#-
of --- My -------------- desire.

The Báb, Selections from the
Writings of the Báb
Track Name: the fire of love
VERSE: B- / A //
CHORUS: B- / G / A // D / B- / G / G //
OUTRO: D / B- / G / A //

...be burned away at the fire of love, that the spirit may be
purified and cleansed and thus may know
the station of the Lord of the Worlds.

Kindle the fire of love and burn away all things,
Then set thy foot into the land of the lovers.

Love setteth a world aflame at every turn,
and he wasteth every land where he carrieth his banner.
Being hath no existence in his kingdom;
the wise wield no command within his realm.

Bahá’u’lláh, The Seven Valleys
Track Name: calm.strong.grateful
F#- E D
Be calm, be strong, be grateful,
F#- E D
and become a lamp full of light,
F#- E A F#- E D
that the darkness of sorrows be annihilated,

Dsus B- D
and that the sun of everlasting joy
A B- G
Arise
Dsus B- D
from the dawning-place
A B- G
of... heart and soul,

F#- E D F#- E D
shining brightly.

F#- E D
And this is the promised time
F#- E D
for the attainment
F#- E D F#- E D
of... plenteous grace.

Be calm, be strong, be grateful,
and become a lamp full of light,
that the darkness of sorrows be annihilated,

and that the sun of everlasting joy
arise from the dawning-place
of heart and soul,
shining brightly.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá,
Track Name: a64
7. A64

C E-
O SON OF MAN!
D A-
My eternity is My
C E- D G
creation, I have created it for thee.
C E- D A-
Make it the garment of thy temple.


C E- D A-
My unity is My handiwork;
C E- D A-
I have wrought it for thee;
C E-
clothe thyself therewith,
D A-
that thou mayest be to all
C E- D G
eternity -------- the revelation of My
C E- D A-
everlasting being.


Bahá’u’lláh, The Arabic Hidden Words #64
Track Name: lift up your voices
CAPO 2

G/B D E-
…in this garden of God,
B- G D A
lift up your voices
G/B D E-
and sing the blissful anthems
B- G D A
Of... the spirit.

Become ye as the birds
who offer Him their thanks,
and in the blossoming bowers of life
chant ye such melodies
as will dazzle the minds
of those who know.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections from the
Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
Track Name: the balance
|pattern A
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-------0---------0------------0-----------0-------------|
|o--------0---------0------------0------------0--------o|
|o--------------------------------------------------------o|
|-----7---------7--------7--10---------9---------9------|
|-------------8----------------------10-------------------|

|pattern B
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------0-------5-0------------0-----------------0--------|
|---------0---------0-------------0-----------------0------|
|--0h2-----2---------2--------------2-----------------4--|
|--------------------------0h3-----------3/5--------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|

pattern C
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|---------0--------5-3-------------3-----------3--------|
|-----------0-----------0--------------0----------0------|
|--0h2-------2------------2-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------0h2-----------2-3---------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|

|pattern D
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------0---------3-0-------------0-------------------------| end of 2nd
|-----------0------------0-------------0----------------------| chorus
|--0h2--------2------------2------------0--4/5--4--0--2--| into coda:
|------------------------------0h2----------------------------| C/E-//C/D/E-
|---------------------------------------------------------------|

And now I give you ← pattern A
a commandment
which shall be for a covenant
between you and Me - ← pattern B
that ye have faith; ← pattern C

that your faith be steadfast as a rock ← pattern A
that no storms can move,
that nothing can disturb,
and that it endure through all things
even to the end... ← stop

As ye have faith so ← pattern B
shall your powers and ← pattern C
blessings be. ← pattern D
C E-
This is the balance,
C D E-
this is the balance,
C E- C D E-
this is the balance.

This is the balance. ← pattern A

End on: C / D / E .

‘Abdu’l-Bahá
An Early Pilgrimage