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Whatever We Are

from Home of Light by Luke Slott

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O holy Lord! O Lord of loving-kindness!
We stray about Thy dwelling, longing to behold Thy beauty,
and loving all Thy ways…

We come with no provision but our sins,
with no good deeds to tell of, only hopes.

Unless Thy concealing veil doth cover us,
and Thy protection shield and cradle us,
what power have these helpless souls to rise and serve Thee,
what substance have these wretched ones to make a brave display?…

Whatever we are, still are we Thine,
and what we speak and hear is praise of Thee,
and it is Thy face we seek, Thy path we follow.
Thou art the Lord of loving-kindness,
we are sinners and astray and far from home…

Withered as we are, revive us with showers from Thy clouds of grace;
lowly as we are, illumine us with bright rays
from the Day-Star of Thy oneness…

Wherefore, O Cloud of Mercy, grant us some drops of rain.
O Flowering Bed of grace, send forth a fragrant breeze.
O Sea of all bestowals, roll towards us a great wave.
O Sun of Bounty, send down a shaft of light.

From Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, No. 2


from Home of Light, released November 26, 2021
Credits & Collaborators

Produced by Xiao’an Li, Antimo Kelly Puca & Luke Slott

Mixed & Edited with Additional Production, Recording & Engineering by Kelly Snook at It's Not Rocket Science Studios, Oregon, USA

Recorded & Engineered by Antimo Kelly Puca at AP Studios Dublin, Ireland

Song composed by Luke Slott

String arrangement by Xiao’an Li

Score Preparation by Joel Sim Shao Chong

Mastered by Simon Heyworth & Bill Sellar
at Super Audio Mastering, Devon, UK.

Musicians (in order of appearance)
Emily Alves - Cello
Giorgi Mikadze - Piano
Marco Panascia - Upright bass
Luke Slott - Guitar, Vocals
Cora Venus Lunny - Violin, Viola
Vyvienne Long - Cello
Patrick Simard - Drums, Percussion
Diane Badie - Vocals


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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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