LYRICS ARCHIVE

Each song is faithful to the original text with no word changes or omissions.  Repeated phrases are in italics.


1.  ISLAM: In the Name of God

 

In the name of God, Most Gracious,

Most Merciful.  Praise be to God,

In the name of God, Most Gracious,

Most Merciful.  Praise be to God,

 

the Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds;

Most Gracious, Most Gracious, Most Merciful;

 

In the name of God, Most Gracious,

Most Merciful.  Praise be to God,

In the name of God, Most Gracious,

Most Merciful.  Praise be to God,

 

Master of the Day, the Day of Judgment.

Thee do we worship, and Thine aid we seek. Show us the straight way.

Thine aid we seek. Show us the straight way.

 

In the name of God, Most Gracious,

Most Merciful.  Praise be to God,

In the name of God, Most Gracious,

Most Merciful.  Praise be to God,

 

 

Source quotation

 

 (Koran 1:1-6)  In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  Praise be to God, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds; Most Gracious, Most Merciful; Master of the Day of Judgment. Thee do we worship, and Thine aid we seek. Show us the straight way.

 

 

 

2.  CHRISTIANITY: Blessed Are...

 

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. 

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. 

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,

 

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. 

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. 

Blessed are the peacemakers,

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they

shall be called sons of God.

 

 

Source quotation

 

(Matthew 5:4-9)  Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.  Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.  Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.  Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.  Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.  Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

 

 

 

3.  JUDAISM: The Lord is One

 

HEAR, O ISRAEL:

THE Lord OUR GOD,

THE Lord IS ONE. 

 

And thou shalt love the Lord

thy God with all thy heart…

with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

 

THE Lord OUR GOD,

THE Lord IS ONE. 

THE Lord OUR GOD,

THE Lord IS ONE. 

 

 

Source quotation

 

 (Deuteronomy 6: 4-5)  HEAR, O ISRAEL: THE Lord OUR GOD, THE Lord IS ONE.  And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

 

 

 

4.  ZOROASTIANISM: Praise Be

 

Praise be to the name of Him Who always was,

Praise be to the name of Him Who always is…

Praise be to the name of Him Who always will be...

Praise be to the name of Him

 

(He is) the greatest Lord, the powerful

(He is) the greatest Lord, the wise,

(He is) the greatest Lord, the creator...

Praise be to the name of Him

 

Source quotation

 

 (KHORDA AVESTA Nam Stayishn 1)  Praise be to the name of Him Who always was, always is and always will be... (He is) the greatest Lord, powerful and wise, creator...

 

 

 

5.  HIDDUISM: Lead Me

 

Lead me from the unreal to the Real;

Lead me from darkness to Light;

 

Lead me from death to Immortality.

Lead me.  Lead me.

 

Source quotation

 

 (Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 1.3.28)  Lead me from the unreal to the Real; Lead me from darkness to Light; Lead me from death to Immortality.

 

 

 

6.  BUDDHISM: Trust in the Lord

 

Trust in the Lord and He will guide you aright. 

Trust in the Lord and He will guide you aright. 

 

One who has this trust need fear nothing. 

He can be at perfect peace

He can be at perfect peace and happiness

for he will be guided aright.

 

 

Source quotation

 

(Mahavagga 8)  Trust in the Lord and He will guide you aright.  One who has this trust need fear nothing.  He can be at perfect peace and happiness for he will be guided aright.

 

 

 

7.  BAHA'I: Two Visions

 

O MAN OF TWO VISIONS! 

O MAN OF TWO VISIONS!

Close one eye and open the other. 

 

Close one to the world and all that is therein,

and open the other to the hallowed beauty

of the Beloved.

 

 

Source quotation

 

(Persian Hidden Words #12)  O MAN OF TWO VISIONS!  Close one eye and open the other.  Close one to the world and all that is therein, and open the other to the hallowed beauty of the Beloved.