Artistic Expressions

A small sample from among the countless artistic expressions created by individuals and communities around the world for the occasion of the bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh.

A prayer sung in Mandarin

The song from Singapore has been composed by Michelle Koay in honour of the bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh. The lyrics are: "仁慈的上帝啊!感谢祢唤醒了我,并使我神智清醒。祢惠赐我一双明亮的眼及一对敏锐的耳,引导我至祢的王国,并指引我走向祢的道。。。 使我信念不渝,使我坚定稳健并忠心不贰。。。 祢是仁慈的上帝啊!赐给我一颗有如明镜般的心,以反射出祢慈爱的光辉。赐我意念,以经由意念,经由灵性的恩泽,将这世界转变成玫瑰花园。祢是慈悲的怜悯者!祢是最仁慈的上帝!" "O compassionate God! Thanks be to Thee for Thou hast awakened and made me conscious. Thou hast given me a seeing eye and favored me with a hearing ear, hast led me to Thy kingdom and guided me to Thy path... Keep me steadfast and make me firm and staunch... O Thou the Compassionate God. Bestow upon me a heart which, like unto glass, may be illumined with the light of Thy love, and confer upon me thoughts which may change this world into a rose garden through the outpourings of heavenly grace. Thou art the Compassionate, the Merciful. Thou art the Great Beneficent God."