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Selections from the Writings that refer to the Word of God as music emanating from the mystic dove or the Nightingale of Paradise, and the Divine Word as a melody calling for us to spread the Word in song and praise.
Mirrored with permission of compiler from, where it is available for purchase or for free download in epub and PDF formats.

Divine Melody:
Song of the Mystic Dove

compiled by Lorraine Hetu Manifold
Bahá'í Publications Australia, 2022

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The Divine Melody is a collection of gems from the Writings of the Bahá’í Faith that refer to the Word of God as music emanating from the Mystic Dove or the Nightingale of Paradise, as if the divine Revelation were God's song to mankind. This beautiful and mystical concept refers not only to the Divine Word as a melody but also to the spiritual calling for us to spread the Divine Word in song and to lift up our voices to the praise and glorification of God.

"Hearken then unto that which the Bird of Heaven uttered, in the sweetest and most wondrous accents, and in the most perfect and exalted melodies..."

— Bahá’u’lláh

"Give ear unto that which the Dove of Eternity warbleth upon the twigs of the Divine Lote-Tree..."

— Bahá’u’lláh

Also available in e-book format: manifold_divine_melody.epub (courtesy

See also the Baha’i Choral Music website which contains sheet music for more than 250 Baha’i-inspired choral songs: All the sheet music posted there has been uploaded with permission of the composer. We also have a YouTube channel that is full of Bahá'í-inspired choral music written from composers from all over the world and sung in many different languages:

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