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Among the Sanctuaries

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gridster Very moving and soul stirring. Favorite track: Amazing Grace (Christian - guest vocals Amir Haghighi).
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lesleyshams I love the celtic influence,also the Persian version of Amazing Grace - more like chanting. Beautiful Favorite track: Whither Can a Lover Go? (Baha'i).
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Text by Baha'u'llah (The Hidden Words of Baha'u'llah, from the Persian No. 4): "Whither can a lover go but to the land of his Beloved? and what seeker findeth rest far away from his heart's desire? To the true lover, reunion is life and separation is death. His breast is void of patience and his heart hath no peace. A myriad lives he would forsake to hasten to the abode of his Beloved."
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by Richard Thompson I gave my heart to you, oh I gave my heart to you, oh Oh sweet surrender, sweet surrender Allah, Allah, Allah I'd give the world for you, oh I'd give the world for you, oh Oh sweet surrender, sweet surrender Allah, Allah, Allah You make me weak when you touch my hand Oh I should run from here but I can't seem to stand Oh I can't leave you, oh I believe you And I believe you understand I feel you next to me, oh I feel you next to me, oh Oh sweet surrender, sweet surrender, Allah, Allah, Allah Oh I can't leave you, oh I believe you And I believe you understand You make my heart beat, oh You make my heart beat, oh Oh sweet surrender, sweet surrender, Allah, Allah, Allah
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by Desmond Leslie (with a couple of small changes by Amy*) Oh Land of Love, we bless thee gentle Mother Oh Land of Light, the Jewel of the Sea Oh Land of Joy, where sister shall meet brother And all thy souls shall dwell in harmony And when the clouds of torment and of sorrow Flee with the dawn at rising of the sun And shall clasp hands in happiness tomorrow When we have learned that all who dwell in thee are one. All wounds shall heal, unkindness be forgiven All hurts forgot, as in the darkest night No more shall we by war nor strife be ridden All the world's children face the future bright One God shall reign in hearts a flame is lighted And it shall lead our people to the sun One heart, one soul, one land by Love United Where we shall live in peace until the world be done *This poem, entitled "Anthem for Ireland" was written as a wish for peace in Ireland. Since there is now, happily, peace in Ireland, Amy has changed a few words to include the whole world in this wish.
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by Amy Stephen Chorus: Maid of Heaven, sing to my soul You came down with a message To a lonely man lying in chains And the whole world was changed. You brought the time for all humankind To know that we were meant to live together peacefully You told the story of God's great glory A beacon in the darkness, a strange, holy light Chorus You brought the sign to all humankind Reminding us of God's great healing The power of love, Baha'u'llah You sent the whole world reeling Chorus
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by Amy Stephen O God, O Allah, Great Spirit, we are your children. We are the flowers of one garden, and the fruits of one tree And all our different colours are adding to our beauty O God, O Allah, Great Spirit, we are your children. We are the drops of one ocean and the waves of one sea And all our different cultures are adding to our beauty O God, O Allah, Great Spirit, we are your children. We are all your children, God, and though we're not the same We all have hears to worship you and call your different names O God, O Allah, Great Spirit, we are your children.
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by David Campbell Thanks for the rain, thanks for the river Thanks for the rainbow, showing me where I should go Wey hey o Thanks for the wind, thanks for the fire Thanks for the water, blessing me in more ways than I know Way hey o I look around, I see so much beauty moving I look around, I see all the gift You gave to me and mine Down here, breathing Thanks for the whale, thanks for the tiger Thanks for the swallow, flying like me 'cross the sky Way hey o Thanks for the earth, thanks for Grandmother Moon Thanks for Father Sun sending their gifts down to me Way hey o I look around, I see so much beauty moving I look around, I see all the gift You gave to me and mine Down here, breathing Thanks for these legs, thanks for these working hands Thanks for these seeing eyes, seeing the wonder of You Way hey o Thanks for these ears, thanks for this singing mouth Thanks for this searching mind, that flies to the mystery of You Way hey o I look around, I see so much beauty moving I look around, I see all the gift You gave to me and mine Down here, breathing
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by John Newton (1725 - 1807) Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see 'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, and grace my fears relieved How precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed Through many dangers, toils and snares I have already come 'Twas grace that brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home When we've been there ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun We've no less days to sing God's praise than when we first begun Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see

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A collection of traditional and original sacred songs which are inspired by the Baha'i, Christian, and Muslim faiths, as well as by a universal belief in the oneness of humanity. All proceeds from sales of this recording are donated to UNHCR Canada, the UN Refugee Agency in Canada www.unhcr.ca

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released March 8, 2017

Vocals, Piano, Celtic Harp, Penny Whistle, Guitar, Melodica by Amy
Guest Vocals (Tracks 4 & 9) by Amir Haghighi
Produced by Amy Stephen
Engineered and mixed by Dwayne Harder at Riverside Recording Studio, Burnaby, BC
Mastered by Rick Kilburn at Riverside Recording Studio, Burnaby, BC

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Amy Stephen & Amir Haghighi Vancouver, British Columbia

Amy is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. She plays accordion, penny whistle, celtic harp and piano. Amir is a singer and composer from Iran. Together, Amy & Amir create a musical embrace of East and West.

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