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Abstract:
Lyrics to 95 popular Baha'i songs, including prayers and writings that are often sung.
Notes:

Compilation of Bahá'í Songs:
Bahá'í Song Book

compiled by Child Education Committee of Greater Houston.
2005
Contents:

I. From the Bahá'í Writings
Blessed Is The Spot 1
Love Me That I May Love Thee1
O God, Guide Me1
Remover of Difficulties1
O God Educate These Children2
Arabic Remover of Difficulties2
To Teach is to Learn2

II. Praise of God and Bahá'u'lláh
Bahá'u'lláh, Bahá'u'lláh3
Tabarsi Theme Song3
Have You Heard of Bahá'u'lláh?3
Shine Your Light4
Gonna Tell The World5
Did You Ever Wonder?6
Sing a New Song7
Once Was a Man8
The Prince of Peace8
III. Bahá'í Holy Days
Ayyam-i-ha Is Here9
The Ayyamn-i-Ha Song10
Bahá'u'lláh's Birthday11
Naw Ruz11
IV. Attributes
Courtesy12
Happiness12
Equality13
Obedience14
Truthfulness15
Patience16
Love Your Neighbors17
V. Love, Peace, Unity
Get Together18
Fellowship, Fellowship19
Flowers of God's Garden20
Good Neighbors21
A Plea For One World21
Hawaiian Unity Song22
Love, Love, Love22
Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream 23
Let There Be Peace on Earth24
World Citizen24
Oh What aa Beautiful World25
It's a Small World25
Building Bridges26
What Mankind Has to Learn27
The Rose28
O Bahá'u'lláh28
God Is One29
Magic Penny30
Queen of Carmel30
Peace31
Loving Hands32
VI. General
Blessed Beauty33
Blowing in The Wind34
Khanum35
One Heart Ruby Red36
Time Is a One Time Thing37
Here I Am38
Bemba Song39
A Robin's Song40
God Is Sufficient Unto Me41
Sunshine42
We are Children of The Half Light43
Soy Bahá'í43
The Wind Is Singing In The Mountains44
Hoy Es El Dia44
Zulu Song45
The Kingdoms of God46
The Three Wives of Abraham47
Will You Look Now My Friend48
What Color is God's Skin?49
Through The Year50
Seek and You Shall Find51
Hawaiian Farewell51
VII. Teaching Inspiration
Soon Will All That Dwell52
Cool Water For a Thirsty Land52
Would You Give Your Heart53
Gonna Sing My Lord53
The Garden54
Bahá'í Pioneering Song54
Look at Me, Follow Me55
We Are the People of Baha56
Marching To The Kingdom57
We Shall Not Fail58
The Greatest Name58
Each One Teach One60
VIII. Sweet Favorites
Bahá'í School61
Good Morning Sun61
Consultation Means Finding Out62
Come and Sing62
Eskimo Hunting Song62
Father Abraham63
Hoonah Lullaby63
God Loves The Best of Us64
Here's a Song64
Amazing Grace65
Navajo Lullaby66
Skid a Marink67
I Saw a Bird's Nest67

I. From the Bahá'í Writings


BLESSED IS THE SPOT (p. 1)

Blessed is the spot, and the house,

and the place, and the city,

and the heart, and the mountain,

and the refuge, and the cave,

and the valley, and the land,

and the sea, and the island,

and the meadow where mention

of God hath been made,

and His praise glorified.

Bahá'u'lláh


Love Me That I May Love Thee

O son of being,

Love me, that I may love Thee.

If thou lovest me not,

My love can in no wise reach Thee.

Know this, O servant.

Bahá'u'lláh


O God, Guide Me

O God, guide me, protect me,

illumine the lamp of my heart,

and make me brilliant star.

Thou art the Mighty and Powerful.

'Abdu'l-Bahá


Remover Of Difficulties

Is there any Remover of difficulties

save God?

Say: Praised be God!

He is God!

All are His servants

And all abide by His bidding!

Báb


O God Educate These Children (p. 2)

O God! Educate these children.

These children are the plants

of thine orchard,

the flowers of Thy meadow,

the roses of Thy garden.

Let Thy rain fall upon them;

let the Sun of Reality

shine upon them with Thy love.

Let Thy breeze refresh them

in order that they may be trained,

grow and develop, and appear

in the utmost beauty.

Thou art the Giver.

Thou art the Compassionate.

-'Abdu'l-Bahá


Arabic Remover of Difficulties

HAL MEN MO FAR-RAJINN

GHAIR-ULLAH

QUOL SUB HAN ALLAH, HOVALLAH

KUL-LUN EBADAN LA-HOU

VA KUL-LUN BE AMR-REHI

QAIM-MOUN

-Báb


To Teach Is To Learn

To teach is to learn, to learn is to work,

To work is to serve, to serve is to love,

To love is to sacrifice, to sacrifice is to die,

To die is to live, to live is to strive,

To strive is to rise above all earthly

Limitations and enter the eternal realm.

-'Abdu'l-Bahá

II. Praise of Bahá'u'lláh


Bahá'u'lláh, Bahá'u'lláh (p. 3)

Bahá'u'lláh, Bahá'u'lláh

Baha, Bahá'u'lláh

The Glory of God...

The Lord of Hosts...

The Prince of Peace...

The Spirit of Truth...

Bahá'u'lláh, Bahá'u'lláh...


Tabarsi Theme Song

SO-BO-HON

QU-DU-SON

RA-BE-NA, VA RAB-BEL

MA-LA EH-KA-TE VAL-RUH

(The Most Luminous, The Most Holy,

our God of the Angels and the Spirit)


Have You Heard of Bahá'u'lláh?

Have You Heard of Bahá'u'lláh,

Have You Heard of Bahá'u'lláh,

Have You Heard of Bahá'u'lláh,

I have heard the glad tidings

And I will tell you of Bahá'u'lláh.


Shine Your Light? (p. 4)

CHORUS:

Shine your light on me, Bahá'u'lláh,

I am over here, Bahá'u'lláh,

Shine your light on me, Bahá'u'lláh

Glory aye, glory aye.

Shine your light on us, Bahá'u'lláh

We are over here, Bahá'u'lláh,

Shine your light on us, Bahá'u'lláh

Glory aye, glory aye.

Teach us how to pray, Bahá'u'lláh

We are over here, Bahá'u'lláh,

Teach us how to pray, Bahá'u'lláh

Glory aye, glory aye.

Help us teach Your Cause, Bahá'u'lláh

We are over here, Bahá'u'lláh,

Help us teach Your Cause, Bahá'u'lláh

Glory aye, glory aye.

Give us peace on earth, Bahá'u'lláh

We are over here, Bahá'u'lláh,

Give us peace on earth, Bahá'u'lláh

Glory aye, glory aye.

Shine your light on us, Bahá'u'lláh

We are over here, Bahá'u'lláh,

Shine your light on us, Bahá'u'lláh

Glory aye, glory aye.

Shine your light on me, Bahá'u'lláh

I am over here, Bahá'u'lláh,

Shine your light on me, Bahá'u'lláh

Glory aye, glory aye.

Glory aye, glory aye

Glory aye, glory aye


Gonna Tell The World? (p. 5)

Gonna tell the world about Bahá'u'lláh,

Gonna tell the world about Bahá'u'lláh,

Gonna tell the world about Bahá'u'lláh,

The Glory of God

Come with me to tell the world about

Bahá'u'lláh (3)

The Glory of God

Because the whole world needs

Bahá'u'lláh (3)

The Glory of God

Gonna serve mankind for

Bahá'u'lláh (3)

The Glory of God

Gonna shout loud and clear about

Bahá'u'lláh (3)

The Glory of God

Gonna spread glad tidings of

Bahá'u'lláh (3)

The Glory of God

And no one's gonna stop

Bahá'u'lláh (3)

The Glory of God

Gonna follow in the footsteps of

Bahá'u'lláh (3)

The Glory of God

Everyone is waiting for

Bahá'u'lláh (3)

The Glory of God


Did You Ever Wonder? (p. 6)

Did you ever wonder

Why God sent us Bahá'u'lláh?

Did you ever wonder?

Love is the answer

Love holds the universe together,

Love is the answer.

Did you ever wonder

Why God made all men brothers?

Did you ever wonder?

Love is the answer

Love holds the hearts of men together,

Love is the answer.

Did you ever wonder

Why can we teach the Cause of God?

Did you ever wonder?

Love is the answer

Love holds the universe together,

Love is the answer.

Did you ever wonder

Why God gave us mothers and fathers?

Did you ever wonder?

Love is the answer

Love holds the family together,

Love is the answer.

Did you ever wonder

Why God sent us Bahá'u'lláh?

Did you ever wonder?

Love is the answer

Love holds the universe together,

Love is the answer.


Sing A New Song? (p. 7)

Sing a new song

A new day is dawning,

Sing a new song

The promised one is come.

Waken the world with songs

Of your rejoicing

Sing a new song

Bahá'u'lláh is come.

Long the world in sorrow waited

Now the dawn of light is here

Sing a new song

An set the world rejoicing

Sing a new song

Bahá'u'lláh is come

Waken the birds

To join in exaltation

Waken the winds

To shout it to the world

Waken the sun to shine

Throughout the nations

Waken mankind

Bahá'u'lláh is here.

Now the light of God is shining,

Waken mankind from its sleep.

Sing a new song

And set the world rejoicing

Sing a new song,

Bahá'u'lláh is here.


Once Was A Man? (p. 8)

Once was a man who told a story,

Once was a man who told a story,

Once was a man who told a story,

To all mankind.

He told a story of love,

Told a story of life,

Told a story to all who lived,

Told it to my heart.

He lives in the minds of men,

Lives in the hearts of all,

Lives to teach the word of love,

He's Bahá'u'lláh.


The Prince of Peace

They called Him the Prince of Peace,

They called Him the Prince of Peace,

From Constantinople to Adrianople,

To Akka the prison by the sea.

There lived a man across the ocean,

There lived a man across the sea,

He spoke of love, He spoke of justice,

He spoke to man of unity.

His light is shining forth in all His Glory,

His light is shining for all to see.

It's covered the earth,

Given it new birth,

His light is shining forth for you and me.

His teachings spread from kings to laymen,

His teachings spread to all mankind.

His teachings took on all religions,

And left no helpless soul behind.

III. Bahá'í Holy Days


Ayyam-i-ha Is Here? (p. 9)

Ayyam-i-ha Is gift of God

A time for young and old

A time for joy, a time for fun

A time for each and everyone.

Ring out, sing out

The glad, glad cheer

Join in, be happy

Ayyam-i-ha is here.

Ayyam-i-ha don't forget

A n ailing friend, an injured pet

A time to give, a time to care

When we have happiness to share

Ring out, sing out

The glad, glad cheer

Join in, be happy

Ayyam-i-ha is here.

Ring out, sing out

The glad, glad cheer

Join in, be happy

Ayyam-i-ha is here.

Ayyam-i-ha especially,

A time for friends and family

So make that call, or write that note

Or send a poem that you wrote.

Ring out, sing out

The glad, glad cheer

Join in, be happy

Ayyam-i-ha is here.


The Ayyam-i-ha Song (p. 10)

I will buy you a present,

You will bake me a pie

Then we'll open the presents,

And all get starry eyed.

Then we'll stand around the ring

All holding hands

For Ayyam-i-ha's the gift of God to man.

I will bake some cookies,

You will paint them bright

To celebrate springs coming,

To melt the snow and ice,

Then we'll stand around the ring

All holding hands

For Ayyam-i-ha's the gift of God to man.

Ayyam-i-ha's the gift of God to man,

And in the spirit of His giving

We try to understand

Ayyam-i-ha's the gift of God to man.

Then we'll stand around the ring

All holding hands

For Ayyam-i-ha's the gift of God to man.

Ayyam-i-ha's the gift of God to man

And in the spirit of His giving

We try to understand

Ayyam-i-ha the gift of God to man.


Bahá'u'lláh's Birthday (p. 11)

Do you know what day we remember

On the twelfth day of November?

We give thanks to the land of Ta.

For giving us Bahá'u'lláh.

Ring the bells and sound the horns!

This is the day when He was born.


Naw-Ruz

Naw-Ruz is the time of year

When our hearts are filled with cheer.

Children from both far and near,

Wish each one a happy New Year.

So we all unite and sing,

Songs of joy and love we bring,

All together spread the word,

'round the world it shall be heard

IV. Attributes


Courtesy (p. 12)

If the day should feel cloudy and gloomy

And there seems to be nothing to do,

Help a friend. Tell your mother you love her,

And your soul will feel shiny and new.

Chorus:

Courtesy seems to be

that I make sure that you're happy

Before I take care of me.

Are you glad? are you happy?

'Abdu'l-Bahá asked the friends every day.

He wanted all of our hearts to be happy,

Courtesy makes us feel that way.

Chorus

Say "please", "you're welcome"

and "thank you"

"May I do something for you today?"

Bring smiles to the people we talk to

That those words become easy to say.

Chorus

Saying prayers during Feast is so special,

We feel that the Master is so near,

Now he loves us to serve one another

With hearts full of kindness and cheer.


Happiness

Happiness runs in circular motion,

Floating like a little boat on the sea,

Everybody is a part of everything anyway,

You can be part if you set yourself free.


Equality (p. 13)

Men and women it's plain to see

Are the soaring wings of humanity.

And when those wings begin to fly

To an equal degree,

Mankind comes to maturity.

So let us everyone teach our

Children of unity,

To love everyone with equality,

Chorus:

La la la, la la la, la la la la la la,

La la la, la la la, la la la la la la,

Black or white, red or tan,

Lord a person is recognized in every land.

It's time we recognized the perversity

Of hating people by heredity.

So let us everyone teach our

Children of Unity.

To love everyone with equality

Chorus

Let's open our eyes, and open our ears,

Or we're not gonna make it

Through another year.

People of all Faiths and nationalities,

From land to land, and sea to sea...

So let us everyone teach our

Children of Unity.

To love everyone with equality.

La la la, la la la, la la la la la la,

La la la, la la la, la la la la la la,

La la la la la la,

La la la la la la.


Obedience (p. 14)

The clouds of tests are gathering near,

We can hear the thunder roaring,

The storm of chaos breaks on our land.

Let us turn our souls to God,

Be obedient and steadfast,

United, not divided we stand.

Chorus:

Be strong, be vigilant. You'll be rewarded.

Be strong, be vigilant. You'll be rewarded

Let's remember who we are,

The eyes of so many are upon us.

Let us grow, serve, love and obey,

For by living Bahá'í lives

We bring hope instead of happiness

To a world full of crumbling and decay.

Chorus

As the world around us falls,

Blind friends are stopped by walls,

Let us lead them to the light of truth.

To be strong, obey the laws.

Let us build a better world.

It really must be done by the youth.

Chorus


Truthfulness (p. 15)

Telling the truth can be easy,

When grandma asks,

"Would you like yogurt to eat?"

It's easy to say, "Yes, yes, yes!"

And know it's the truth.

Chorus:

Truthfulness makes us strong.

Our hearts and our souls grow like giants.

Telling the truth can seem kind of scary,

Bahá'u'lláh tells us it' necessary

To always tell the truth.

Telling the truth can be hard.

When mother says,

"Did you lose your brand new shoe?"

It's hard to say "Yes, yes, yes".

When it's the truth.

Chorus

Telling the truth can be scary,

It's hard to tell people

You've done something wrong.

But parents are happy

When children tell the truth.


Patience (p. 16)

A rock is patient.

It sits through lightning, snow and grime,

Rocks don't complain,

They take the time to change.

A rock is patient.

A plant is patient.

The seed grows when the time's right just right,

It know's the day's for the sun,

The night's for rest.

A plant is patient.

A cow is patient

She stands all day to chew and eat,

She gives us milk in cold and heat and rain.

A cow is patient.

Sometimes I'm patient,

When people ask I stop and wait,

Sometimes it's hard but it feels great to know,

I can be patient.

The Master was patient,

He did what God asked Him to,

I hope I grow up like 'Abdu'l-Bahá

For He was patient.

V. Love, Peace, Unity


Love Your Neighbors and Friends (p. 17)

Love your neighbors and friends,

That's the word that God sends,

For a world of unity,

Love your neighbors and friends.

I'm Bahá'u'lláh's child

He has taught me to love

All the children around the world.

I'm Bahá'u'lláh's child.

There's a faith filled with love,

Joy and happiness too.

All Bahá'ís around the world,

Give this friendship to you.

Ya Baha'u'-l-Abha!

Ya Baha'u'-l-Abha!

Sing you children around the world.

Ya Baha'u'-l-Abha!


Get Together (p. 18)

Chorus:

Come on people now,

Smile on your brother

Everybody get together

Try to love one another right now.

Love is but a song we sing

Fear is the way we die

You can make the mountains ring

Or make the angels cry

Though the bird is on the wing

You may not know why.

Chorus:

Some people may go

Hate will surely pass

When the one who left us here

Returns for us at last

We are but in moments of life

Fading on the grass.

Chorus:

If you hear the song I sing

You will understand

You hold the key to love and fear

All in your trembling hand

Just one key unlocks them both

It's there at your command.

Chorus:


Fellowship (p. 19)

Long time ago in Mazinderan

So the Dawnbreakers say,

Manifestation of God was born,

Bringing the promised day.

He sing a song to all mankind,

All the mountains they ring,

See all the people laughing with joy,

This is the song that they sing:

Chorus:

Fellowship, Fellowship,

Love, Love, Unity,

All the people are one

Man is a member of just one family

The age of peace has begun.

Mulla Husayn went down to Shiraz,

To find the Point of Bayan

Say, Mulla Husayn go tell all the people

The Prophet He speak again, and He say:

Chorus:

The Shah thought he would put out the light,

But our Lord from Iran say

"Shah what a foolish man you be --

"My Teaching has only begun!"

Chorus:

The Master say we should always be happy

Laughing and singing so

I want you should all join in the refrain

By now you should know how it goes.

And we sing:

Chorus: (TWICE)


Flowers of God's Garden (p. 20)

We are Flowers of God's garden,

Bright as the morning sun, fresh as the dawn

Lovely in differences, varied in loveliness,

We are the flowers of humanity.

I am a black rose, dark, exotic,

Poignant in beauty, fragrant as the night.

God has entrusted me with Joy and mystery,

We are the Flowers of humanity.

I am a red rose, sweet and lovely,

Gay as a bird on a bright, summer day,

Singing a song of God, where'ere I wander

We are Flowers of humanity.

I am a white rose, gleaming, shining,

Sparkling like snow on the mountainside.

Restless as whitecaps flung

By the oceans breeze,

We are the Flowers of humanity.

Brown is my color, rich and glowing,

Full of the warmth of God's sweet love,

Heir to all nations, grandeur my destiny,

We are the Flowers of humanity.

We are the Flowers of God's garden,

Bright as the morning sun, fresh as the dawn

Lovely in differences, varied in loveliness,

We are the Flowers of humanity.


Good Neighbors (p. 21)

Chorus:

Good neighbors come in all colors

Red, black, yellow and tan,

Our outsides may be different

But we belong to the family of man.

When my doorbell starts to ring,

I can't see the person's skin

Even if he had bright blue skin

I'd welcome him right in.

Chorus

When my neighbor starts to cry

It hurts him and that hurts I

Even if he had orange eyes

It hurts him when he cries.

Chorus

When my neighbor wants to share,

Joy and happiness everywhere

Even if had purple hair

I wouldn't even care.

Chorus


A Plea For One World (p. 21)

A plea for one world

Is heard in many different lands,

This is a plea for a world

That is hungry for peace

Let all men come together,

Let all men live together,

Happy in all kinds of weather

Singing a song of peace. (2)


Hawaiian Unity Song (p. 22)

We are drops (1st group)

We are drops (2nd group)

of one ocean (1st group)

of one ocean (2nd group)

We are waves (1st group)

We are waves (2nd group)

of one sea (1st group)

of one sea (2nd group)

Come and join us (1st group)

Come and join us (2nd group)

In our quest for unity (Groups together)

It's a way of life for you and me. (Groups Together)

We are flowers (1st group)

We are flowers (2nd group)

of one garden (1st group)

of one garden (2nd group)

We are leaves (1st group)

We are leaves (2nd group)

of one tree (1st group)

of one tree (2nd group)

Come and join us (1st group)

Come and join us (2nd group)

In our quest for unity (Groups together)

It's a way of life for you and me. (Groups Together)

All the world (1st group)

All the world (2nd group)

is one country (1st group)

is one country (2nd group)

Man is one (1st group)

Man is one (2nd group)

Can't you see? (1st group)

Can't you see? (2nd group)

Come and join us (1st group)

Come and join us (2nd group)

In our quest for unity (Groups together)

It's a way of life for you and me. (Groups Together)

We are drops (1st group)

We are drops (2nd group)

of one ocean (1st group)

of one ocean (2nd group)

We are waves (1st group)

We are waves (2nd group)

of one sea (1st group)

of one sea (2nd group)

Come and join us (1st group)

Come and join us (2nd group)

In our quest for unity (Groups together)

It's a way of life for you and me. (Groups Together)


Love, Love, Love (p. 22)

Love, love, love, love,

Love your fellow man.

Love, love, love is how the world began.

God loved creation so He created thee to

Love, love, love Him and humanity.

Love, love, love the everlasting good,

Love, love, love the seed of brotherhood.

Love, all creation for He created you to

Love, love, love, Him and humanity.

Love, God's creatures be they near or far.

See each human as a shining star.

Love, all creation for He created you to

Love, love, love Him and humanity.


Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream (p. 23)

Last night I had the strangest dream

I ever had before,

I dreamed the world had all agreed

To put an end to war.

I dreamed there was a mighty room

And the room was filled with men

And the paper they were signing said

They'd never fight again.

And the paper was all signed

And a million copies made

They all joined hands and circled round

And grateful prayers were said.

And the people on the streets below

Were dancing round and round

With swords and guns and uniforms

All scattered on the ground.

Last night I had the strangest dream

I ever had before,

I dreamed the world had all agreed

To put an end to war.


Let There Be Peace On Earth (p. 24)

Let there be peace on earth

And let it begin with me;

Let there be peace on earth

The peace was meant to be.

With God as our Father,

Brothers all are we.

Let me walk with my brother

In perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me,

Let this be the moment now

With every step I take,

Let this be the moment now

With every step I take,

Let this be my solemn vow:

To take each moment

And live each moment

In peace eternally.

Let there be peace on earth

And let it begin with me.


World Citizens (p. 24)

Chorus:

"Glory not in this that you love your country",

Glory in this that you love mankind.

We're the fruits of only one tree

And the leaves of just one branch.

World Citizens! World Citizens!

Unity, the world cries for unity.

Its rays are dawning like the sun.

Soon the world will be one.

Chorus

In unity that's how the world must be,

All its people live as one.

Like fragrant flowers in the sun.

Chorus


Oh What A Beautiful World (p. 25)

Oh what a beautiful world this will be

When all men learn to see

Oh what a beautiful world this will be

When all men learn to know

Chorus:

Bahá'u'lláh will show us the way

Bahá'u'lláh has brought a new day

Bahá'u'lláh, Bahá'u'lláh

Bahá'u'lláh, Bahá'u'lláh

Oh what a beautiful world this will be

When all men to learn to hear

Oh what a beautiful world this will be

When all men learn to love

Chorus

Oh what a beautiful world this will be

When all men learn to see

Oh what a beautiful world this will be

When all men learn to know

Chorus:


It's A Small World (p. 25)

It's a world of laughter, a world of tears,

It's a world of hope and a world of fears.

There's so much time that we share,

That it's time we're aware

It's a small world after all.

It's a small world after all. (4)

There is just one world and one golden sun,

And a smile means friendship to everyone,

Though the mountains are wide

It's a small world after all.

It's a small world after all. (4)


Building Bridges (p. 26)

Chorus:

We are building bridges out of the walls,

Building bridges out of the walls, (2)

They keep us apart.

When the wall says stay away

We are from a different land

We're going to tell them

The earth's one country,

We're world citizens.

And turn that wall into a bridge,

Take my brother by the hand and

Walk across that bridge

To the world God promised man.

Chorus

When the wall says stay away,

We are from a different race

We're going to tell them

This is just one race

That's the human race

And turn that wall into a bridge,

Take my brother by the hand and

Walk across that bridge

To the world God promised man.

Chorus

When the wall says stay away,

Our religion is not the same

We're going to tell them

That we just worship

God by different names

And turn that wall into a bridge,

Take my brother by the hand and

Walk across that bridge

To the world God promised man.

Chorus


What Mankind Has To Learn (p. 27)

There's only one God

Throughout the universe,

But man multiplied Him and so,

There's a "your God" and "my God".

What mankind has to learn is that

There's only one God to know.

There's only one race

Of men upon earth

But man did divide it and so,

There's a black race and white race,

What mankind has to learn is that

There's only one race to know.

Earth was one country when

God gave it to man

But man did divide it, and so,

There's a China, a Turkey;

What mankind has to learn is that

There's only one country to know.

Religions are one as the

Prophets all have sung

But mankind denied them, and so

There's just one religion

What mankind has to learn is

Religions are one thing to know.

There's only one-ness throughout

The world of God

But man won't believe it, and so

He divides and multiplies it, oh

Won't he ever learn that

There's only ONE-NESS to know.

Religions are one thing to know.


The Rose (p. 28)

Some say love, it is a river,

That drowns the tender reed,

Some say love, it is a razor

That leaves your heart to bleed.

Some say love, it is a hunger,

An endless, aching need,

I say love it is a flower,

And you its only seed.

It's the heart afraid of breaking

That never learns to dance,

It's the dream afraid of waking,

That never takes the chance.

It's the one who won't be taken

Who cannot seem to give,

And the soul afraid of dying,

That never learns to live.

When the night has been too lonely

And the road has been too long,

And you think that love is only

For the lucky and the strong.

Just remember in the winter,

Far beneath the bitter snow,

Lies the seed that with sun's love

In the spring becomes the rose.


O Bahá'u'lláh (p. 28)

O Bahá'u'lláh, O Bahá'u'lláh,

O Bahá'u'lláh

Bring us together in unity,

Bring together as one family

We are all waves of one sea

We are leaves of one tree,

We are all flowers of one garden,

Bring us together in unity,

Bring us together as one family.

We are all stars in the sky,

We are one in God's eye,

Bahá'u'lláh cam for mankind,

To bring us together in unity,

Bring us together as one family.

We are all angels of fire and snow,

We see the light and away we go

Spreading the news of the one foretold,

Bring us together in unity,

Bring us together as one family.

Darkness has fallen on this land,

Evil tries to force our hand,

United in God together we stand,

Bring us together in unity,

Bring us together as one family.


God is One (p. 29)

God is one, man is one

And all the religions are one.

Land and sea, hill and valley,

Under the beautiful sun.

God is one, man is one,

And all the religions agree.

When everyone learns

The three one-nesses

We'll have world unity.


Magic Penny (p. 30)

Happiness is something if you give it away

Give it away, give it away,

Happiness is something if you give it away

Give it away, give it away,

It comes right back to you.

Chorus:

It's just like a magic penny

Hold it tight and you won't have any.

Lend it, spend it, give it away,

It comes right back to you.

A smile is something if you give it away,

Give it away, give it away,

A smile is something if you give it away,

It comes right back to you.

Chorus

Love is something if you give it away,

Give it away, give it away,

Love is something if you give it away,

It comes right back to you.


Queen of Carmel (p. 30)

Standing on the mountain

Looking 'cross the bay

The Queen of Carmel reigns

She reigns majestically.

Chorus

Cry out O Zion

Cry out to your Lord

Cry out O Zion

Circle 'round in adoration

Circle 'round your Lord!

Robed in white and crowned in gold

She stands for unity

Shining on the Throne of God

She lights the seekers way.

Chorus

The Hidden One has come to thee

Whose glory we acclaim

God will sail His Ark on Thee

As mentioned in the Book of Names.

Chorus


Peace (p. 31)

One day soon peace will fill the world

Just like a shining sun

And one day soon men will live in harmony,

In the garden.

Chorus:

Peace is the promise

Of the Messengers of God

Peace is the only way

Mankind can live as one

Peace brings true happiness

To you and then to me,

And peace will come.

One day soon, violence will vanish,

Just like a threatening storm that fills the air.

And one day soon broken

Hearts will be mended

Just as quick as the doctor

Heals a hurting wound.

Chorus (repeat)


Loving Hands (p. 32)

Mothers hands so soft and smooth

Here to touch and here to sooth

Rock me, swing me, through the storm

In mothers's hands I'm safe and warm.

Fathers hands so big and strong

And his fingers oh so long

Lead me, guide me, catch me quick

A loving hand is yours I'll pick.

Loving hands mean loving hearts.

Strength and wisdom they impart.

Now I trust these hands to thee

Kind and good to me.

When I'm grown I'll have

Loving hands.

Mothers hands when you are young

They pat you dry when bath is done

They do so many wondrous things

So much joy her hands can bring.

In fathers hands I fly so high

I feel like I could touch the sky

And when he's firm his hands they speak

I realize I'm small and weak.

Loving hands mean loving hearts.

This I know right from the start.

When I'm grown they'll set me free

Reaching for the world

Reaching for the world

Loving hands. (repeat)

VI. General


Blessed Beauty (p. 33)

Chorus:

Walking with me, talking with me

Laughing with me, singing with me

Hoping for me, caring for me.

As I walked down my troubled street

Feeling so bad and looking at my feet

I turned my face unto the sky

And I saw a white cloud passing by

And I know the Blessed Beauty

Was there and He was.

Chorus

As I walk down my crooked street

I tell everyone I get to meet,

"Hey brother, don't despair, The

Blessed Beauty is there, and He is..."

Chorus

Now black man, white man,

Yellow man, read man

When your hopes are shattered and torn,

Push some more,

You can open any door,

Because He is...

Chorus

You people of Baha, please take heed

Don't be afraid to mount your steed

The Blessed Beauty knows you

And He knows you needs

Because He is...

Chorus


Blowing in the Wind (p. 34)

How many roads must a man walk down

Before he is called a man?

How many seas must a white dove sail

Before he sleeps in the sand?

How many times must a cannon ball fly

Before they're forever banned?

Chorus:

The answer my friend is blowing in the wind

The answer is blowing in the wind.

How many years can a mountain exist before

it is washed to the sea?

How many years can some people exist before

they're allowed to be free?

How many times can a man turn his head

And pretend that he just doesn't see?

Chorus

How many times must a man look up before

How can see the sky?

How many ears must one man have before

He can hear people cry?

How many deaths will it take till he knows

That too many people have died?

The answer my friend is blowing in the wind

The answer is blowing in the wind.


Khanum (p. 35)

Asiyeh Khanum, Most Exalted Leaf,

Of the Tree of Life, wife of Bahá'u'lláh.

Bahiyyih Khanum, The Greatest Holy Leaf

Of the Tree of Life, sister of Abdu'l-Bahá.

Munireh Khanum, Holy Mother

Of the Tree of Life, Wife of Abdu'l-Bahá.

Oh, how happy you have made me

Mothers to mankind,

Always giving, never asking,

In the dark your light will guide the way.

Our dear Tahirih,

Most Great Heroine Poetess

Giving her life for the Bab.

Ruhiyyih Khanum, the Hand of the Cause

Amatu'l-Baha, wife of the Guardian.

Look how happy you have made me,

Sisters to mankind

Advocating peace and justice,

Unity, equality, for womanhood.

Asiyeh Khanum

Bahiyyih Khanum

Munireh Khanum

Our Dear Tahirih

Ruhiyyih Khanum

Khadijih Khanum


One Heart Ruby Red (p. 36)

Walking down the street I met a friend,

A friend wit skin of golden brown,

Suffrin', suffrin',

With his head a hangin' down.

Chorus

One heart ruby red, one hart ruby red,

One heart ruby red, beats the heart of man.

Walking down the street I met a friend,

A friend of skin of midnight black,

Suffrin', suffrin',

With a grief upon his back.

Chorus

Walking down the street I met a friend,

A friend with skin of snowy white,

Suffrin', suffrin',

Holding up the wall with all his might.

Chorus

Walking down the street they all did met,

A blend of men of brown and black and white,

Softly, softly,

Softly they walked into the night.

Chorus

When a friend can meet another friend,

And when for hate there's love instead,

'neath a cloak of varied hue

Beats one heart of ruby red.

Chorus


Time is a one Time Thing (p. 37)

Time is a one time thing

This is a song I sing

Time is a one time thing

Time is a song I sing

Time is now, time was then

Time, it will be when

Time was before, time is forever.

Soul is a curious thing...

Love is a beautiful thing...

Man is a wonderful thing...

Now it's time and we all are here,

Let all men be drawing near

Let the love within reach out

Let the love within reach out

For you know that

Love binds us together.

Time is a one time thing...


Here I Am (p. 38)

Chorus:

Valley, mountain, cave and forest,

House and meadow

Valley, mountain, cave and forest,

House...

Seek me, in the valley and the mountain

And the cave and in the forest and

The house and the meadow.

Find me, I'm in the faces that you meet

And though I'm hidden

I'm not hiding, here am I.

I'm in you. Find me.

Chorus

Busca, en el valle, la prader,

La montana,

En el bosque, en tu hogar,

Donde quireras.

Mira, en las las caras de las gente,

En los ojos

Que me piensen, mirame,

Alli estoy, alli.

Love me, 'cause if you don't

My love is like the rain

That falls on barrels

That are upside down.

Share me, there are so may

Who don't know me

O, so many who'd be happy

If you would share me.

'cause I love you. Wo-o-o-oh.

Valley, mountain, cave and forest,

House and meadow

Oh won't you seek me,

Won't you feed me, love me,

Everywhere, I'm in you.

Oh, what won't you love me, turn all

Those barrels up, love me do.

Oh, won't you share me,

Make everyone happy,

Share me do.

En cualquier parte, donde

Buscas, me encontraras.

Oh, won't you seek me,

Won't you find me,

Love me, share me do

(Repeat all lines and fade)


Bemba Song (p. 39)

Lelo line na-su-mina

Muli nani, Bahá'u'lláh

Chorus:

Ya Baha'u'l-Abha

Ya Bahá'u'lláh

Ya Baha'u'l-Abha

Ya Bahá'u'lláh

Natu tashe kuli lesa

Batu pele nkombe ipya.

Chorus:

Bushe chi-shi mulo lela?

Nkombe ipya maise lelo.

Chorus:


A Robin's Song (p. 40)

Harken my brothers, and I will sing thee,

A lovely tune, a lovely melody;

Once I was walking, in the deep forest,

And a lovely robin sang this song for me:

Be not thou lonely, in midst of trouble

Nor be despairing, in midst of woe,

Rather be thankful, for all thy trials,

For without trails, we can never grow.

Be thou immovable as a mountain

A mighty peak firm against the blast,

For winds shall blow, and bitter

Storms surround thee,

And all is lost if thou be not steadfast.

Be thou a refuge for all who wonder,

Be thou a haven for every homeless soul

Be thou a lighthouse upon the ocean,

Guiding the vessels through the

wind and snow.

Walk thou uprightly, amongst mankind,

Be not dependent on any living soul,

For God will help thee, in time of danger,

And in times of sickness

He will make thee whole.

Show forth all meekness, unto all people,

Put not thyself ahead of anyone.

Be an example unto the righteous,

And in the darkness, be a shining sun.

Show forth uprightness, in all thy actions,

Be thou unselfish in all thy deeds,

For he shall prosper, who is trustworthy,

And if be honest, he shall have no need.

Thus sand the robin, in that deep forest,

His song of cheer, ringing through the glen.

For without trials, we can never grow."


God is Sufficient Unto Me (p. 41)

God is sufficient unto me.

He verily is the all sufficing.

In Him let the trusting trust,

In Him let the trusting trust,

In Him let the trusting trust.

Each day recall My name

And with each day My thought

Penetrates into your heart.

Then are you among those

Who are always in God's thoughts.


Sunshine (p. 42)

Open up your heart let the sunshine in

Let the sunshine into your heart

Open up your heart let the sunshine in

Let the sunshine into your heart

Chorus:

Open up yourself to the world;

Give yourself a beautiful view,

Open up waiting to the world

Waiting for you; what'll you do

Open up your mind let the wisdom in

Let the wisdom into your mind

Open up your mind let the wisdom in

Let the wisdom into your mind

Chorus

Open up your eyes let the colors in

Let the colors into your eyes

Open up your eyes let the colors in

Let the colors into your eyes

Chorus

Open up your soul let the spirit in

Let the spirit into your soul

Open up your soul let the spirit in

Let the spirit into your soul

Chorus

Open up your heart let the sunshine in

Let the sunshine into your heart

Open up your heart let the sunshine in

Let the sunshine into your heart

Chorus


We Are The Children Of The Half Light (p. 43)

We are the children of the half light,

We are the seekers of the dawn.

We bear the weight of a trembling world

So that we may reborn.

Born to walk the paths of justice,

Of universal love.

We are the children of the half light,

We ask the world to come and see,

The shape and form of a new day,

Of what is meant to be.

All of us are one in spirit,

And that's what makes us strong.

We are the children of the half light,

Asking you to join in our song.


Soy Bahá'í (p. 43)

Soy Bahá'í; a mi me gusta, (3)

Si, yo soy Bahá'í

Anda luchado por la justicia, (3)

Porque soy Bahá'í

Soy Bahá'í soy feliz, (3)

Si, yo soy Bahá'í.

Soy Bahá'í; a mi me gusta, (3)

Si yo soy Bahá'í


The Wind is Singing in the Mountains (p. 44)

The wind is singing in the mountains,

Across the valleys and the plain,

And joyously calling in the islands,

"Let love and unity reign,

"Let love and unity reign,

Let love and unity reign."

"The wind is singing in the mountains,

"Let love and unity reign."

The crickets crying in the valley

Can't see the brilliance of the dawn,

Can't hear the singing of the mountains

"The Promised One is come!

"The Promised One is come!"

The wind is singing in the mountains,

"Bahá'u'lláh is come!"

So let us shout it from the mountains,

And fill the world with song.

The wind is singing in the mountains,

"Bahá'u'lláh is come!"

Oh hear the song of the wind,

Come sing the song of the wind.

The wind is singing in the mountains,

"Bahá'u'lláh is come!"


Hoy Es El Dia (p. 44)

Hoy es el dia de la alegeria

Hoy es el dia de felicidad. (2)

Hoy es el dia, hoy es el dia

Hoy es el dia de felicidad. (2)

Hoy es el dia de la unidad de resas

Hoy es el dia, de la pas mundial. (2)

Hoy es el dia de la unidad del mundo

Hoy es el dia de la Fe Bahá'í. (2)

Hoy es el dia, hoy es el dia

Hoy es el dia, de la Fe Bahá'í. (2)

Hoy es el dia, hoy es el dia,

Hoy es el dia, de la pas mundial. (2)


Zulu Song (p. 45)

TO KO ZA NI, NI NA, LA BA WAN KI

LE LI, LAN GA, LA KU KA NA

TO KA ZA NI, NI NA, LA BA WAN KI

LE LI, LAN GA, LA KU KA NA

OH, TO KO, LA KO, LA LU KU BAHA

UN LA MA, WA LAM PA

KA DAY, KU DAY, SI LI EN DO LE

TI YA BAHA'U'LABHA

TI YA BAHA'U'LABHA

Rejoice, rejoice, for a new day has dawned.

The whole wide world is now one fold.

Rejoice, rejoice, for a new day has dawned,

The plan of God has now been told.

The promised one by the name of Baha

Came to bring the new day,

Let us be happy, let us say,

Ya Baha'u'l-Abha

Say Ya Baha'u'l-Abha

Say Ya Baha'u'l-Abha.


The Kingdoms Of God (p. 46)

I'll sing you a rock, can it grow, can it walk

Can it do anything but be?

No it can't grow or walk `cause it's

Only a rock in the sand by the side of the sea.

It's in the Mineral Kingdom, the Mineral

Kingdom, the Mineral Kingdom of God. (2x)

I'll sing you a tree can it walk, can it see,

Can it grow and bear fruit and be green?

Yes, it surely can grow,

No it can't move or know

Though it be the best tree you've ever seen

It's in the Vegetable Kingdom, the Vegetable

Kingdom, the Vegetable Kingdom of God. (2x)

I'll sing you a frog, and a cat, and a dog,

And I'll sing you an elephant, too.

They can grow, the can be, they can walk

They can see,

But they are not quite as special as you.

They're in the Animal Kingdom, the Animal

Kingdom, the Animal Kingdom of God. (2x)

I'll sing you a boy with his heart full of joy

And I'll sing you a happy girl too,

They can run, they can grow, they can think

They can know

They can learn about God just like you.

They're in the Human Kingdom of God, the Human

Kingdom, the Human Kingdom of God. (2x)

I'll sing you song that will help you along,

So you'll always remember God's love

He wants us to know Him and love Him and so

He sends teachers of truth from above.

They're in the Spiritual Kingdom, the Spiritual

Kingdom, the Spiritual Kingdom of God. (2x)


The Three Wives of Abraham (p. 47)

From the three wives of Abraham,

The prophets came,

To teach us the Most Glorious Name.

Zoroaster and Krishna,

They brought the word,

And again the voice of God was heard.

Chorus:

Buddha's light rekindled the flame

Moses and the burning bush, He did the same,

Then came Jesus with the dove,

To teach us the word and the word was love.

With Mohammad's prophetic cycle

It was sealed,

A new world order had been revealed.

Through the Bab, the Gate,

Bahá'u'lláh, the Pen

It shall be on earth as it is in Heaven.

Chorus:

With Mohammad's prophetic cycle

It was sealed,

A new world order had been revealed.

Through the Bab, the Gate,

Bahá'u'lláh, the Pen

It shall be on earth as it is in Heaven.


Will You Look Now My Friend (p. 48)

Will you look now my friend,

At the beauty of the rose,

And tell me truthfully

Does it matter where it grows?

Are its colors and its fragrances

Any less true if its grown in a garden

Owned by me or you?

Will you look now my friend,

At the lamp that sheds light.

And tell me truthfully

It is glowing wrong or right?

When this dark world needs the light

So all men can see,

Does it matter if this lamp is

Held by you or me?

The sun of Truth has shone

In many mirrors,

The lamp may change,

The light remains the same

The prophets all spoke the truth eternal

Though each had his own mission,

His own name.

Will you look now my friend,

At the truth in every Faith,

And tell me truthfully

Does it merit life or death?

If the Word of God is evident

In every Holy Book?

Does it matter if the name is not

The one your fathers took?

Will you look now my friend,

To the nightingale's song,

And tell me truthfully

Is it glory right or wrong?

When the Lord reveals His Will for men

Where e'er it may be found

Does it matter from whose lips

The melodies of God may sound?


What Color Is God's Skin (p. 49)

Good night I said to my little son

So tired out when the day was done,

Then he said to me as I tucked him in

Tell me mommy what color is God's skin?

Chorus:

What color is God's skin?

What color is God's skin?

I said its black, brown, yellow

It is red it is white

Every man's the same in the good Lord's sight.

Chorus

He looked at me with his shining eyes,

I knew I could tell no lies

When he said mommy why do the different

Races fight?

If we're the same in the good Lord's sight?

Chorus

Son that's part of our sufferin' past

But the whole human family is learning at last,

That the thing we missed on the road we trod

Was to walk as the daughters and the sons

Of God

Chorus


Through The Year (p. 50)

God be with you in the spring time

When the violets unfold,

And the buttercups and cowslips

Fill the field with yellow gold.

In the time of apple blossoms,

When the happy bluebirds sing,

Filling all the world with gladness

God be with you in the spring.

God be with you in the summer,

When the sweet June roses grow,

And the bobolinks are laughing

And the brooks with music flow,

When the fields are bright with daisies,

And the days are glad and long,

God be with you in the summer

And may He fill your world with songs.

God be with you in the autumn,

When the birds and flowers have fled,

In the paths along the woodlands,

Leaves are falling gold and red,

When the summer's now behind you

In the evening of the year,

God b with you in the autumn

And may He fill your world with cheer.

God be with you in the winter,

When the snow lies deep and white,

And the silent fields are sleeping,

And the stars gleam cold and bright.

When the land and heart are tired,

With the long winter and its quest,

God be with you in the winter

Just to guide you in your rest.


Seek And You Shall Find (p. 51)

Seek and you shall find.

Knock and the door shall be opened.

Ask and it shall be given,

And the love come a-trickling down.

O my brother, the Lord has been here.

My brother, the Lord has been here,

My brother, the Lord has been here,

And his love comes a-trickling down.

O my sister, the Lord has been here,

My sister, the Lord has been here,

My sister, the Lord has been here,

And His love comes a-trickling down.


Hawaiian Farewell (p. 51)

Allah-u-Abha my brother

Allah-u-Abha my sister

This Faith we share together

Sustains us as we part.

No tears we shed of sadness

For we are bound together

In unity forever

A joy ne'er departs.

Chorus:

May God guide and protect you

As you begin your venture

To carry forth this message

Uniting all mankind.

(Hum tune as Unity Prayer is read)

Chorus

VII. Teaching Inspiration


Soon Will All That Dwell On Earth (p. 52)

Soon will all that dwell on earth

Be enlisted under His banner,

Soon will all dwell on earth

Be enlisted under His banner.

Ya Baha'u'l-Abha,

Ya Baha'u'l-Abha,

Ya Baha'u'l-Abha,

Ya Baha'u'l-Abha,


Cool Water For A Thirsty Land (p. 52)

Chorus:

Cool water for a thirsty land,

Cool water, cool water

Who'll bring water for a thirsty land?

Water for a thirsty land

Water for a thirsty land

Now the world is like a desert

And the land is parched and dried

And millions burn with a thirst for

The things that just won't satisfy.

Chorus

I counted all my blessings

And the things I long to do,

I gladly give the best I have,

To the world for a purpose new.

Chorus

Now there's a stream of water

That can cure and satisfy

It comes to you as you give it away

And it never, even runs dry.

Chorus


Would You Give Your Heart? (p. 53)

Would you give your heart to Bahá'u'lláh?

Would you give your heart to Bahá'u'lláh?

Would you be a flame of fire,

A river of life

Give your heart to Bahá'u'lláh?

Would you pioneer for Bahá'u'lláh?

Would you pioneer for Bahá'u'lláh?

Would you walk the deserts and cities,

The jungles and towns

Telling all of Bahá'u'lláh?

Would you give your life to Bahá'u'lláh?

Would you give your life to Bahá'u'lláh?

Would you give your earthly possessions

Your worldly desires

Your whole life to Bahá'u'lláh?


Gonna Sing My Lord? (p. 53)

Gonna sing my Lord,

For all that I'm worth

Gonna sing my Lord,

For all that I'm worth

Gonna sing my Lord, Lord, Lord

'til I see Your face.

2. Gonna love my Lord,

3. Gonna laugh my Lord,

4. Gonna die my Lord,

5. Gonna live my Lord,

6. Gonna sing my Lord,


The Garden (p. 54)

Oh, won't you come to the garden?

We all sing in the garden,

It's where our hearts blossom,

Love is so sweet,

We grow like roses,

Toward heaven we reach.

In the garden, yes,

In the garden.

Oh, won't you help the garden

A wonderful place to be?

It's where we sow seeds

Of love in the hearts.

They're so many flowers

All precious and beautiful

In the garden, yes,

In the garden.

In the garden, yes,

In the garden.


Bahá'í Pioneering Song (p. 54)

Oh, Carmel, I hear Thee calling-away-

God's Holy Mountain.

Carmel, Thy voice is wondrous-away-

We're bound away,

To climb God's Holy Mountain.

Oh, Carmel, Thy call didst wake me,

In God's path thou didst confirm me,

Carmel, I hear Thee calling-away-

We're bound away,

To climb God's Holy Mountain.

Oh, Carmel, from Thy sweet fountains,

Flow God's life giving waters

Carmel, I hear Thee calling-away-

We're bound away,

To climb God's Holy Mountain.

Oh, Carmel, I long to serve Thee,

To God's path Thy call didst lead us

Carmel, I hear Thee calling-away-

We're bound away,

To climb God's Holy Mountain.


Look At Me, Follow Me (p. 55)

Look at me

Follow me,

Be as I am

'Abdu'l-Bahá, 'Abdu'l-Bahá.

Teach the Faith

Follow me

Be as I am

'Abdu'l-Bahá, 'Abdu'l-Bahá.

Serve your Lord

Follow me

Be as I am

'Abdu'l-Bahá, 'Abdu'l-Bahá.

Love mankind

Follow me

Be as I am

'Abdu'l-Bahá, 'Abdu'l-Bahá.

Look at me

Follow me

Be as I am

'Abdu'l-Bahá, 'Abdu'l-Bahá.


We are the People of Baha (p. 56)

O, we are the people of Baha,

We are the people of Baha,

We are the people of, we are the people of,

We are the people of Baha.

O, we are the lovers of Baha,

We are the lovers of Baha,

We are the lovers of, we are the lovers of,

We are the lovers of Baha.

O, we are the teachers of Baha,

We are the teachers of Baha,

We are the teachers of, we are the teachers of,

We are the teachers of Baha.

O, we are the singers of Baha,

We are the singers of Baha,

We are the singers of, we are the singers of,

We are the singers of Baha.

O, we are the children of Baha,

We are the children of Baha,

We are the children of, we are the children of,

We are the children of Baha.


Marching to the Kingdom (p. 57)

CHORUS:

Sing sisters for the time has come

We are marching to the kingdom

Sing brothers for the time has come

We are marching to the kingdom.

The Lord looked down

And he saw it was time

We are marching to the kingdom

So come on people now step in line

We are marching to the kingdom.

CHORUS

The promised one has come at last

We are marching to the kingdom

Fulfilling the prophecies of the past

We are marching to the kingdom.

CHORUS

This is the time for unity

We are marching to the kingdom

In every city and locality

We are marching to the kingdom

CHORUS

The dead shall rise and live again

We are marching to the kingdom

To help us build a new race of man

We are marching to the kingdom.

CHORUS


We Shall Not Fail (p. 58)

We shall not fail (ECHO)

We shall not fail (ECHO)

(ALL)

Please God we ma achieve it

We shall not fail.

1. We'll go on foot

2. We may be poor

3. Cities and towns

4. Deserts and seas

5. We'll raise the Call

6. Ya Baha'u'l-Abha

7. This we can do

8. 'Abdu'l-Bahá

(Last verse)

We shall not fail

We must not fail

We will not fail

Ya Baha'u'l-Abha

Please God we may achieve it

Ya Baha'u'l-Abha


The Greatest Name (p. 58)

Come on all you glory boys

And hoist your banners high;

Pillars of the light are shining

On the Persian sky.

The people are awaiting

To hear the Authors' fame

Help us all proclaim the Greatest Name.

CHORUS:

Bahá'u'lláh! Bahá'u'lláh!

Help us all proclaim the Greatest Name.

Bahá'u'lláh! Bahá'u'lláh!

Help us all proclaim the Greatest Name.

Come on all you ladies

And let love adorn your face;

For now it has been written

That you take your rightful place.

A bird with only one wing

Surely will be lame

Help us all proclaim the Greatest Name

CHORUS

Come on all you children

Of the Kingdom, raise your voice

For God in all His mercy

Has given men a choice

And the Hearts of desert people

Surely will see rain

Help us all proclaim the Greatest Name


CHORUS

Come on all you people

Who are endowed with gentle souls;

You that inherit the earth

The way the story goes;

And I will be a traveler

Who gently fans the flame ... and

I'll help you all proclaim the Greatest Name.

CHORUS


Each One Teach One (p. 60)

If only one with soul on fire

Arose to serve his hearts' desire

With knowledge, wisdom, love and care

Seeks someone with whom to share

One, two, four and eight

We wouldn't have so long to wait

We could set the world ablaze

By following this simple phrase,

Each one teach one

Scatter through the land

Together, individually

Reach the heart of man.

Each one teach one

Watch our number grow

If each one would teach we'd have

One world for Bahá'u'lláh.

If everyone would do his part

Plant the seeds within one heart

Nurture it with loving care

Till the hidden fruit does bear

One, two, four and eight

'til the Cause becomes so great

That everyone will know its fame

And all the world will call His Name.


Bahá'í School (p. 61)

Bahá'í school, come on along

Bahá'í school, join in our song.

Learning and listening

Thinking and praying

Laughing and singing

Voices are ringing

Bringing our hearts full of joy to,

Bahá'í school, come on along

Bahá'í school, join in our song

We're all here together

Friends and family

Join hands together

Spirits rejoicing

Bringing our hearts full of joy to,

Bahá'í school, come on along

Bahá'í school, join in our song

We're happily, happily, here

To the world for a purpose new.

Bahá'í school, come on along

Bahá'í school, join in our song

Bahá'í school, come on along

Bahá'í school, join in our song

Bahá'í school, come on along

Bahá'í school, join in our song


Good Morning Sun (p. 61)

Good morning sun, good morning sun,

The night is gone, the day begun,

I'm certain while I work and play

That God will help me through the day.


Consultation Means Finding Out (p. 62)

Consultation means finding out

What everybody is thinking about

You listen to them

And they listen to you

Then you all do what

Most of you want to do.


Come and Sing (p. 62)

Come and sing with us together,

Come and sing with us today,

O God! Educate the children,

Come and sing and play.

Come and dance with us together,

Come and dance with us today,

O God educate these children,

Come and sing and play

Come and pray with us together,

Come and pray with us today,

O God educate these children,

Come and sing and play

Come and learn with us together,

Come and learn with us today,

O God educate these children,

Come and sing and play

Come and sing with us together,

Come and sing with us today,

O God educate these children,

Come and sing and play


Eskimo (Inuit) Hunting Song (p. 63)

AHDAY KODAY NOOVA

AHDAY KOVAY NOOVA

DAY MEESA DOS MEESA
DAY MEESA DOE.

AH SUE KODAH WASA

AH SUE KODAY WASA

1. Hand over eye

2. Zoom

3. Unhh

4. Thumb up and down


Father Abraham (p. 63)

Father Abraham had seven children

Seven children had Father Abraham

Some of them are black

Some of them are white

And all of them are beautiful.


Hoonah Lullaby (p. 63)

I love you and you love me

Together we will be

You and me will be the best of friends

Hand in hand we along together

You and me will be the best of friends.


God Loves The Best Of Us (p. 64)

Chorus:

God loves the best of us

God loves the worst of us

God loves the rest of us

No matter who we are.

Hello teacher, hello clerk

Hello lawyer and soda jerk

Hello teacher of nursery rhymes

We gotta get busy and serve mankind.

Chorus

When we're loving, when we share,

It makes us happy because we care

So spread God's love and obey His will

We all have a cup to fill.

Chorus

Hello England, Hello Greece

Hello America we wish you peace

Hello Guam and Mexico

We all have a long way to grow.

Chorus

YEAH!


Here's A Song I Like To Sing (p. 64)

Here's a song I like to sing

God created everything

I do not know just what He is

But everything that is, is His


Amazing Grace (p. 65)

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound

That saved a wretch like me.

I once was lost, but now am found,

Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,

And grace my fears relieved.

How precious did that grace appear

The hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares

I have already come;

'Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far

And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me

His word my hope secures;

He will my shield and portion be,

As long as life endures.

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,

and mortal life shall cease,

I shall possess within the veil,

A life of joy and peace.

When we've been there ten thousand years

Bright shining as the sun,

We've no less days to sing God's praise

Than when we've first begun.


Navajo Lullaby (p. 66)

Chorus: (2 times)

Hay, nay, yah ha na

Hay yah, hay yah ha na,

Hay, nay yah ha na

Hay yah, hay yo

Hay yah, hay yo

I walk in beauty

Yes I do, yes I do,

I talk in beauty

I live in beauty

Just for you an only you

Hay ya ha na

Chorus

I sleep in beauty

Yes I do, yes I do,

I lie in beauty

Yes I do, yes I do,

Just for you and only you

Hay ya ha na

Chorus

I pray in beauty

Yes I do, yes I do,

I live the life in beauty

Yes I do, yes I do,

I love the Ancient Beauty

Just for you and only you

Hay ya ha na


Skid A Marink (p. 67)

Skid a marink a dink adink

Skid a marink a doooo

I love you

Skid a marink a dink adink

Skid a marink a doooo

I love you

I love you in the morning

And in the afternoon

I love you in the evening

And underneath the moon

Oh, skid a marink a dink adink

Skid a marink a doooo

I love you


I Saw A Bird's Nest In A Tree (p. 67)

I saw a bird's nest in a tree.

God loves the bird and loves the tree

And God loves me.

I saw a codfish in the sea.

God loves the codfish and the sea

And God loves me.

I saw a deer running free.

God loves the deer running free

And God loves me.

I saw a tiger in the zoo.

God loves the tiger and the zoo

And God loves YOU!

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