This is Faith (in Chinese)

by Cheng Lin



'This is Faith' is a poem written by Amatu’l-Bahá Rúhíyyih Khánum.

This song was originally composed in 2007 for my album, 'Fire and Gold'. KC Porter has specially arranged this new version in Chinese released in honor of the Bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá'u'lláh. We were blessed to have world class musicians perform on this recording. To read more about the song and the musicians, read the blog post:


This is Faith

To walk where there is no path
To breathe where there is no air
To see where there is no light
This is Faith

To cry out in the silence
The silence of the night
And hearing no echo, believe
And believe again and again
This is Faith

To hold pebbles and see jewels
To raise sticks and see forests
To smile with weeping eyes
This is Faith

To say God I believe when others deny
I hear when there is no answer
I see though naught is seen
This is Faith

And the fierce love in the heart
The savage love that cries
Hidden Thou art yet there!
Veil Thy face and mute Thy tongue

Yet I see and hear Thee love
Beat me down to the bare earth
Yet I rise and love Thee, love
This is Faith


released October 1, 2017
Lyrics: Amatu’l-Bahá Rúhíyyih Khánum
Composition: Elika Mahony
Arrangement: KC Porter
Vocals: Cheng Lin
Guitars: Michael Thompson
String arrangement: David Campbell (Oscar winner for composing strings for the movie Brokeback Mountain) and KC Porter
Nylon string guitar: Ramon Stagnate
Orchestra: Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra recording conducted by Tom Price
Drums: Victor Indrizzo
Engineers: KC Porter, Javier Valdeavellano, Jarome Matthew
Mix Engineer: David Cole
Mastering: Gavin Lursson at Lursson Mastering




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