My Haven in My Distress

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    ‘Fire and Gold’ blends eastern and western musical styles and features a number of languages including English, Spanish, Arabic and Chinese. The theme is the tests and difficulties of life, and the title comes from the Hidden Words of Baha’u'llah: “Busy not thyself with this world, for with fire we test the gold and with gold we test our servants”. The music is diverse and reflects influences from around the world.

    In addition to Elika’s piano performances, the songs also include a number of outstanding musicians on Celtic harp, Persian nay flute and santour, Spanish guitar,Chinese erhu, flute and cello.The result is a sophisticated, yet catchy fusion of progressive ideas with ancient, classic overtones layered with gorgeous melodies that has literally brought tears to many listeners. It truly eases the soul from the burdens of this earthly life and uplifts it with divine illuminations.

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This is one of the most emotional prayers on the CD. During the second part of the song, the vocals are supplicating God to be our Shield and Shelter, Asylum and Refuge. The words are comforting for all going through crises.

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O Lord, my God and my Haven in my distress! My Shield and my Shelter in my woes! My Asylum and Refuge in time of need and in my loneliness my Companion! In my anguish my Solace, and in my solitude a loving Friend! The Remover of the pangs of my sorrows and the Pardoner of my sins!
-‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Bahá'í Prayers: A Selection of Prayers Revealed by Bahá’u’lláh, The Báb and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, 2002, page 132.

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from Fire and Gold, released January 1, 2008

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