The Light of Unity

by Luke Slott

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released June 1, 2012

Words from the Bahá'í Writings - www.bahai.org
*except 'One Hundred Thousand Veils' (words by Luke Slott)

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Produced by Luke Slott and Ryan Moys
Music Composed and Arranged by Luke Slott

Recorded, Engineered and Mixed by Ryan Moys
at Milkboy Studios, Philadelphia

Mastered by Jeff Chestek
at Milkboy Studios, Philadelphia

Musicians:

Mark Allen: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute
Anwar Marshall: Drums
Ben O'Neill: Lap Steel Guitar
Ian Rafalak: Electric Bass, Upright Bass
Luke Slott: Guitar, Piano, Voice
Dana Sorey: Organ
Strings played by the Studio Strings

Art by Shirin Sahba
Design by Dominic Flannigan

℗ & © 2012 Luke Slott

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Luke Slott Dublin, Ireland

Luke Slott is a singer, songwriter and composer from Dublin, Ireland. He plays piano, guitar and trumpet, and collaborates with a variety of musicians on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Track Name: The Light of Unity
God grant that the light of unity may envelop the whole earth,
and that the seal, “the Kingdom is God’s”,
may be stamped upon the brow of all its peoples.
Track Name: My God My Adored One
My God, my Adored One, my King, my Desire!
What tongue can voice my thanks to Thee?
I was heedless, Thou didst awaken me.
I had turned back from Thee,
Thou didst graciously aid me to turn towards Thee.

I was as one dead, Thou didst quicken me with the water of life.
I was withered, Thou didst revive me
with the heavenly stream of Thine utterance
which hath flowed forth from the Pen of the All-Merciful.

O Divine Providence! All existence is begotten by Thy bounty;
deprive it not of the waters of Thy generosity,
neither do Thou withhold it from the ocean of Thy mercy.
I beseech Thee to aid and assist me
at all times and under all conditions,
and seek from the heaven of Thy grace
Thine ancient favor.
Thou art, in truth, the Lord of bounty,
and the Sovereign of the kingdom of eternity.
Track Name: Refresh and Gladden My Spirit
O God! Refresh and gladden my spirit.
Purify my heart. Illumine my powers.
I lay all my affairs in Thy hand.
Thou art my Guide and my Refuge.

I will no longer be sorrowful and grieved;
I will be a happy and joyful being.

O God! I will no longer be full of anxiety,
nor will I let trouble harass me.
I will not dwell on the unpleasant things of life.

O God! Thou art more friend to me than I am to myself. I dedicate myself to Thee, O Lord.
Track Name: One Hundred Thousand Veils
Come down
and walk these roads around
the city of Tehran
where seven candles burn

Follow me
all you who claim to be
possessed of charity
down to the Crimson Sea

One hundred thousand veils have covered the sun
and darkest clouds have blocked and blackened the blue sky

Did you hear the fate
of those who educate
who even in the grave
find no respite from hate?

Have you seen the youth
who gave their lives for truth,
that girl who kissed the noose
and welcomed all abuse?

One hundred thousand suns have fallen to earth
with blasts that block the ears from hearing the new song.
One hundred thousand veils have covered the truth
How many mothers' cries are lost in the tumult?

There is no war to fight
you have no sacred right
no holy book to cite
to make these wrongs seem right

Does it so offend
to want this world to mend,
to walk in hope to the end
and see each man a friend?

Come down
and walk these roads around
the cities of Iran
which boast so much to man.