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From the Writings of Baha'u'llah intoned a capella.

Talia Johnson created the melody for a Baha'i Holy Day, known as Ridván (the Arabic word for "paradise"), the "Most Great Festival" and the "Kind of Festivals", that celebrates Baha'u'llah's declaration to the early Bábís (followers of The Báb) of his station and mission as a messenger of God in a garden on the outskirts of Bahdad in 1863.

More info about Ridván here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ridv%C3%A1n

More of the passage:
"Rejoice with exceeding gladness, O people of Baha, as ye call to remembrance the Day of supreme felicity, the Day whereon the Tongue of the Ancient of Days hath spoken, as He departed from His House, proceeding to the Spot from which He shed upon the whole of creation the splendors of His name, the All-Merciful. God is Our witness. Were We to reveal the hidden secrets of that Day, all they that dwell on earth and in the heavens would swoon away and die, except such as will be preserved by God, the Almighty, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise."

(Baha'u'llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, p. 34)

Talia has a melody for this whole passage, but only the last half made it to the album. Maybe someday we will record it again!

lyrics

God is Our witness. Were We to reveal the hidden secrets of that Day, all they that dwell on earth and in the heavens would swoon away and die, except such as will be preserved by God, the Almighty, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.

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from Attract the Hearts (BAHA'I​,​BAHAI), released November 20, 2007
Music and Vocals: Talia Johnson
(Baha'u'llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, p. 34)

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