Prayer for the Departed

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One of the many challenges of life is losing a loved one. This piece is included as a prayer for those who have moved on to the next realm. There are a few choral parts that are intended to represent the angels surrounding our dear ones, guiding and protecting them. I would like to dedicate it to my father-in-law, Leslie P. Mahony, Jr., whom I never met in this world but look forward to meeting in the next.

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O my God! O Thou forgiver of sins, bestower of gifts, dispeller of afflictions! Verily, I beseech Thee to forgive the sins of such as have abandoned the physical garment and have ascended to the spiritual world. O my Lord! Purify them from trespasses, dispel their sorrows, and change their darkness into light. Cause them to enter the garden of happiness, cleanse them with the most pure water, and grant them to behold Thy splendors on the loftiest mount.
-‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Bahá'í Prayers: A Selection of Prayers Revealed by Bahá’u’lláh, The Báb and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, 2002, page 41.

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from Fire and Gold, released January 1, 2008

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