A few days ago I shared a new piece titled ‘Dominion is God’s’, just released with my daughter. I felt it was very timely to share it now with all the natural disasters happening all over the world.
If you know of any friends who have been affected by any natural disasters anywhere and may find some solace hearing this prayer, there is an option to share it with them as a gift (under ‘Buy Digital Track’ click ‘Send as Gift’). Here is the link.
I have also created a video for the song. Click here or below to watch it and feel free to share it with friends.
Download the song ‘Dominion is God’s.
The song incorporates two different prayers, both of which are prayers for protection to be recited in times of peril. The title of the song, ‘Dominion is God’s’, comes from the first of these prayers. It was revealed by Baha’u’llah to be said in times of “natural events that invoke fear”. It reminds us that God is the Lord of Creation, the Ruler of the Universe, and our ultimate Protector.
The second prayer, Yá Bahá’u’l-Abhá, is a short invocation in Arabic. It means ‘O Thou the Glory of the Most Glorious!’. This prayer is to be recited in times of danger and great need, so I thought it would pair beautifully with ‘Dominion is God’s’. Together, these prayers instruct and help us to put our faith in God’s protection in all circumstances.
The song itself also has certain symbolism built into its composition. The piece purposefully starts abruptly without any introduction, just as many natural disasters occur without prior warning. Later on in the song, the key changes twice to depict intensity and to give weight to the song. At 2:17 the cello plays a long, deep note to represent a pause and uncertainty as to what will happen next. Throughout, the song keeps rising and building to give dramatic effect to the feelings associated with the words of the prayer.