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Dedicated to the Centenary of 'Abdu'l Bahá's travels to the West.

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'The Photograph'

The photograph I see comes alive so easily
And tells me of a life that was so pure
He would never turn away from anyone
And the love in His eyes is so real

He suffered all His life to show us how to be free
He could always love His enemy
And through the worst of trials He could always smile
and lift the heart of every friend up so high

'Abdu’l-Bahá was His name
and 'Abdu’l-Bahá was His life
'Abdu’l-Bahá was His aim
His whole life a sacrifice
'Abdu’l-Bahá
'Abdu’l-Bahá

He could take the hand of a sad and a broke man
and wash away his fears for awhile
He could understand the secrets we defend
and make it feel that living was worthwhile

'Abdu’l-Bahá was His name
and 'Abdu’l-Bahá was His life
'Abdu’l-Bahá was His aim
His whole life a sacrifice
'Abdu’l-Bahá

And anytime you feel bruised at heart
remember His glorious smile
and call to mind the promise He made:
I will be with you always

'Abdu’l-Bahá was His name
and 'Abdu’l-Bahá was His life
'Abdu’l-Bahá was His aim
His whole life a sacrifice
'Abdu’l-Bahá

"Let the love and light of the Kingdom
radiate through you
until all who look upon you
shall be illumined by its reflection.
Be as stars, brilliant and sparkling
in the loftiness of their heavenly station."

His whole life a sacrifice
'Abdu’l-Bahá
'Abdu’l-Bahá

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released May 18, 2012
Produced by Sonbol Taefi
Music & lyrics: Alan McKay
Contains words spoken by 'Abdu'l-Bahá
at 39 W. 67th Street, New York, USA
(The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p.8)
Arrangements: Stephen Small
Voices: Grant Hindin Miller, Sonbol Taefi, Elika Mahony, Luke Slott
Choir: The Masque Choir - Auckland New Zealand

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