armed with the power of thy name (music video)

Baha’i artist Devon Gundry (who I met at Bosch Baha’i School, and whose music I’ve featured here in the past), comes out with a brilliantly moving, profoundly touching new music video for a song based on one of my favourite passages from the Baha’i Writings. See the video below, or in full force on Vimeo thanks to Director Justin Baldoni. Thanks to Praveen for the link!

Armed with the power of Thy name nothing can ever hurt me, and with Thy love in my heart all the world’s afflictions can in no wise alarm me.

From a prayer by Bahá’u’lláh

7 thoughts on “armed with the power of thy name (music video)

  1. Great words! Great tune! Great video! Thanks to all who joined in on the effort.

    Also, I like the combination of black and white and color photography in the video. The former highlights the contrasts of light and dark better.

  2. This was moving, so very powerful!! This video, its spiritual message of turning to our Creator, our Beloved in all times, especially those times of accute need, is so accurate, so timely, and again, so very powerful! It would be an excellent piece to show at the beginning of a gathering to discuss the Baha’i Faith, a fireside or study group. It really carries an important and pertinent message. One that could be discussed afterwards certainly. We have viewings like that regularly here in my part of the world and this one, from the Baha’i perspective would be most welcome and effective if the author were interested in allowing such use.

    My only comment or concern, dear friends, is that you need to put a warning on this video that it is much too heavy a video for young children. I get this powerful message and embrace it within its context, yet it was a challenge, albeit a ‘good’ challenge, for ME to take even in its perfcect beauty and eloquently demonstrated message. For a child, it would be overwheliming, much too complex and heavy. We need to lift them up and raise them to take on these valid and real issues AS ADULTS, well centered, grounded peace makers with strong hearts, ready to take it on. But not when they are young. Please know too, that I am not trying to imply that you are encouraging young children to watch this, but it just was not addressed at all, and I think it should be.

    Thank you so much for your work and amazing artistic expression. I was moved beyond words, straight to tears, coupled with a healthy reflection on just how am I living my life? Where are my spiritual energies going today? What can I do here and now within my personal limitations to bring hope and joy to this world? Really Good Stuff, to say the least. Important. Timely. Well Done!!

    Warm regards. Suzanne, a mother of three young Baha’i’s who are steadfastly growing stronger day by day to take it on. I see them do it, pull from their Baha’i roots and foundations given to them gently and in an age appropriate manner over time as they come to conclusions about life and make decisions each day that will help humanity and their fellows now, as well as far into teach of heir futures. It takes a village and in this shrinking world, we need to be vigilent in screening and assisting our children in deciding what they view. Just a note at its beginning would help parents so much to make their own choices.

  3. a beautifully shot video. an emotional song. the imagery was striking and moving, i love monotone, high contrast videos.

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