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Make Haste to Love - Sonbol Taefi - Elika Mahony
04:12
Sonbol Taefi

Make Haste to Love - Sonbol Taefi - Elika Mahony

From the album title 'Coral and Pearls', and featuring Elika Mahony, this song is a plea for healing of the multitudes of ailments affecting our world. The words were inspired by the following excerpt from the Writings of Abdul-Baha: “O my Lord, my Defender, my Help in peril! Lowly do I entreat Thee, ailing do I come unto Thee to be healed, humbly do I cry out to Thee with my tongue, my soul, my spirit: O God, my God! The gloom of night hath shrouded every region, and all the earth is shut away behind thick clouds. The peoples of the world are sunk in the black depths of vain illusions, while their tyrants wallow in cruelty and hate. I see nothing but the glare of searing fires that blaze upward from the nethermost abyss, I hear nothing save the thunderous roar that belloweth out from thousands upon thousands of fiery weapons of assault, while every land is crying aloud in its secret tongue: “My riches avail me nothing, and my sovereignty hath perished!” O my Lord, the lamps of guidance have gone out. The flames of passion are mounting high, and malevolence is ever gaining on the world. Malice and hate have overspread the face of the whole earth, and I find no souls except Thine own oppressed small band who are raising up this cry: Make haste to love! Make haste to trust! Make haste to give! To guidance come!” Composed and arranged by Stephen Small Vocals: Sonbol Taefi and Elika Mahony Strings: Jess Hindin, Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper, Joe Harrop, David Garner Guitars: Simon Gooding Bass: Mike Hall Backing Vocals: Rebecca Wright, Paul Lisi, Gail Tipene, Sharon Emirali Saylene Tanielu-Ulberg, Paul Voight Words: O Lord my Defender lo do I entreat I come to Thee for healing and I cry out to Thee Help me in my peril, humbly do I cry My riches avail me nothing and my sovereignty has died O Lord my Defender The lamps of guidance have gone out The flames of passion are burning high and malevolence abounds Hatred has overspread the face of earth and sky And I find no one except Thyself who is raising up this cry Make haste to love, make haste to trust Make haste to love, to give to guidance come Make haste to love, make haste to trust Make haste to love, to give, to guidance come Oh the nearer you are to the light, the further you are from the darkness Oh, the nearer you are to heaven, the further you are from the earth Oh, the nearer you are to God, the further you are from the world O Lord my Defender lo do I entreat I come to Thee for healing and I cry out to Thee Help me in my peril, humbly do I cry I find no one except Thyself to be raising up this cry Make haste to love, make haste to trust Make haste to love, to give to guidance come Make haste to love, make haste to trust Make haste to love, to give, to guidance come
His Footsteps - Instrumental with words
04:35
Sonbol Taefi

His Footsteps - Instrumental with words

This is an instrumental version of the song: His Footsteps-Abdu'l-Baha. This song was created through collaboration of a number of individuals in New Zealand for the commemoration of the centenary of the passing of Abdu'l-Bahá, who is one of the Central Figures of the Bahá'i Faith. For more information about Abdu'l-Bahá or the Bahái Faith please visit www.Bahai.org Some of the images and photographs included in this video are subject to “Copyright © Bahá’í International Community. Music and words: Emily Peng, Nisyola Fifita, Sonbol Taefi, Saia Tu'itahi, Melisa Gomez and Grant Hindin Miller Arrangements: Stephen Small Guitars: Rob Galley, Bass: Babak Ivoghlian Words: Your life, your story, your sacrifice Your love, your devotion, your smiling eyes Your example shines so bright Your example is my guiding light If I could live your life, if I could share your story, if I could feel your sacrifice If I could learn to love, with pure devotion, If I could see through your eyes Your example is my guiding light You gave your all to serve mankind You are the Mystery I ponder every day You gave us all the strength to step out of the shade I want to walk in your footsteps I want to walk in your way You show me the path, I pray I take it, day by day We will see no strangers, see them all as friends, turn away from otherness In this wondrous age, we’ll gather all the people, to the world of oneness Your example shines so bright, You gave your all to serve mankind You are the mystery I ponder every day You gave us all the strength to step out of the shade I want to walk in your footsteps I want to walk in your way You show me the path, I’m gonna take it - day by day To travel the world in the utmost poverty Raising the call of His Glorious Name That was your longing that you gave to me I just have to raise my own capacity Now is the time to raise high The banner of unity Intone the verses, verses of friendship Grace of God is one, the Grace of God is one You are the mystery I ponder every day You are the mystery Abdu’l-Baha
His Footsteps - Abdu'l-Baha
04:30
Sonbol Taefi

His Footsteps - Abdu'l-Baha

This song was created through collaboration of a number of individuals in New Zealand for the commemoration of the centenary of the passing of Abdu'l-Bahá, who is one of the Central Figures of the Bahá'i Faith. For more information about Abdu'l-Bahá or the Bahái Faith please visit www.Bahai.org Some of the images and photographs included in this video are subject to “Copyright © Bahá’í International Community. Music and words: Emily Peng, Nisyola Fifita, Sonbol Taefi, Saia Tuitahi, Melisa Gomez and Grant Hindin Miller Arrangements: Stephen Small Guitars: Rob Galley, Bass: Babak Ivoghlian Voices: Sharon Emirali, Jamie Vokes, Sonbol Taefi, Gloria Akhtarjahan, Tahila Tuitahi, Nadia Tuitahi, Kaveh Aminzadeh, Homayoun Reza, Emily Peng, Nisyola Fifita, Amelia Samandari, Juliet Samandari, Portia Rose Lewis, Melisa Gomez, Ayla Wheatley, Rohan Wheatley, Shania Poliko, Lua Ivoghlian, Elika Ivoghlian, Kris Zemke, Saia Tuitahi, Amani Tuitahi, Adira, Grimaldo, Jordan, Mojdeh Akhtarjahan, Steve Lockie Words: Your life, your story, your sacrifice Your love, your devotion, your smiling eyes Your example shines so bright Your example is my guiding light If I could live your life, if I could share your story, if I could feel your sacrifice If I could learn to love, with pure devotion, If I could see through your eyes Your example is my guiding light You gave your all to serve mankind You are the Mystery I ponder every day You gave us all the strength to step out of the shade I want to walk in your footsteps I want to walk in your way You show me the path, I pray I take it, day by day We will see no strangers, see them all as friends, turn away from otherness In this wondrous age, we’ll gather all the people, to the world of oneness Your example shines so bright, You gave your all to serve mankind You are the mystery I ponder every day You gave us all the strength to step out of the shade I want to walk in your footsteps I want to walk in your way You show me the path, I’m gonna take it - day by day To travel the world in the utmost poverty Raising the call of His Glorious Name That was your longing that you gave to me I just have to raise my own capacity Now is the time to raise high The banner of unity Intone the verses, verses of friendship Grace of God is one, the Grace of God is one You are the mystery I ponder every day You are the mystery Abdu’l-Baha
Jane Jahan - Sonbol جان جهان
04:29
Sonbol Taefi

Jane Jahan - Sonbol جان جهان

شعر از مهوش ثابت، سروده در زندان، مندرج در کتاب مرا تو در نظر آور Words: Mahvash Sabet (Prison Poems) Music: Sonbol Arrangements: Anise-K Videography: HAPfilm NZ Ltd Video Director: Maile Daugherty Choreographer & Dance Performance: Issie Cassidy از تو حذر نمیکنم، گرچه ز من حذر کنی جان به ره تو میدهم، گر تو به من نظر کنی از نفس تو میشوم هم نفس ستاره‌ها خیمه به ماه میزنم گر به شبم گذر کنی پاک شوم ز خاک تن گر چو صبا به من رسی خاک ره تو میشوم تا گل من گهر کن شهره شهر میشوم از شر و شور عاشقی باغ شکوفه میشوم میل بهار اگر کنی جان جهان چه دیده ای، از چه رسن کشیده ‌ای حال مرا تو دیده‌ای از چه بدم بتر کنی نور به جان ما توئی، خضر زمان ما توئی لب بکشا که هر دمی، زیر بسا زبر کنی محو تو‌ام که هر دمی، محشر تازه تر کنی گر بپذیریم به خود، سنگ مرا تو زر کنی تیغ به رگ به راه تو بهر فدا نشسته‌ام چشم نمی‌زنم به هم تا تو مرا خبر کنی Translation of words: I’ll not turn from you, though you cast me aside; I’ll give up my life for a glance from your eyes. I’ll blaze like the stars if you breathe on my light, pitch my tent on the moon if you pass me one night. A soft breeze from you cleans the clay of my soul; being the earth at your feet transmutes me to gold. This delirium has made me the talk of the town: one thought of your spring and my whole garden blooms. But, light of all life, what’s made you withdraw? Abandon me now, and I’m worse than before. You’re the light of the world and time’s giver of life; part your lips an instant and we’re shaken by strife. Blow your trumpet again and we’re nothing but dust; dazed by you each day’s a new law for the just. I rejoice in this kinship, bow my head to this chance; accept my heart’s stone, and it’s a jewel at once.
Bahai songs- The Light Shines Bright on Carmel
03:46
Sonbol Taefi

Bahai songs- The Light Shines Bright on Carmel

A song for the celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the birth of the Báb, October 2019 - from New Zealand Music and words: Grant Hindin Miller Arrangements: Stephen Small Vocals: Grant Hindin Miller, SonbolTaefi, Kaea Karepa, Luke Slott Choir: Sharon Emirali, Gail Taipene, Saylene Tanielu-Ulburg, Paul Voight, Paul Fagamalo, Rebecca Wright Backing vocals: Nisyola Fifita, Alexander Rivers, Kris Zemke, Michael Zemke, Yiyang Li, Nic Moss, Marc Rivers, Aashish Indorewala, Melisa A. Gomez, Maya Jaros, Ella Whitley Produced by Stephen Small and Sonbol Taefi Baha'i songs and prayers Videography: Sohail Sabetian Cameras: Arash Armand, John Spurdle, Sohail Sabetian Lyrics: It started from way back in time, men were searching for the Light One followed all the signs, then he stopped to pray Trudged beside a wide archway, until a Stranger came Greeted him (treated him) like a long-lost friend, invited Him to stay And the Gate unlocked, the Door opened, and the Light came flooding in The path was set for every step, so we can find our way And the Light shines bright on Carmel, from the mountain to the bay And the Light shines bright on Carmel, night and day We’ve been waiting for so long, trying to hear another song Now its calling on and on wherever we may be There’s a place that we can find, Sure to bring peace of mind, where the sun always shines for all eternity And the Gate's unlocked, the Door open, and the Light is flooding in The path is lit for every step, so we can find our way And the Light shines bright on Carmel, from the mountain to the bay And the Light shines bright on Carmel, night and day I am I am, The Promised One I am I am, The Promised One I am I am, The Promised One And the Light shines bright on Carmel, from the mountain to the bay And the Light shines bright on Carmel, night and day