Wholly Directed by Thee

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Make me ready, in all circumstances
O my Lord, to serve Thee
And to set myself towards the adored sanctuary
Of Thy Revelation and of Thy Beauty

If it be Thy pleasure, make me to grow
As a tender herb in the meadows of Thy grace
That the gentle winds of Thy will may stir me up and bend me
Into conformity with Thy pleasure

In such wise that my movement and my stillness may be wholly directed by Thee [1]

Ordain that my choice be conformed to Thy choice
And my wish to Thy wish
That I may be entirely content
With that which Thou didst desire [2]

In such wise that my movement and my stillness may be wholly directed by Thee
That my movement and my stillness may be wholly directed by Thee (x2)

Make me ready, Lord, to serve Thee (x3)

[1] “Make me ready, in all circumstances, O my Lord, to serve Thee and to set myself towards the adored sanctuary of Thy Revelation and of Thy Beauty. If it be Thy pleasure, make me to grow as a tender herb in the meadows of Thy grace, that the gentle winds of Thy will may stir me up and bend me into conformity with Thy pleasure, in such wise that my movement and my stillness may be wholly directed by Thee.” (Bahá’u'lláh, Prayers and Meditations, CL)

[2] “…ordain that my choice be conformed to Thy choice and my wish to Thy wish, that I may be entirely content with that which Thou didst desire….” (Bahá’u'lláh, Prayers and Meditations, XXXVIII)

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from Vol. 1, released April 21, 2013
Vocals: Melody Akhavan
Guitar: Eric Harper

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