The Báb is the Forerunner of Bahá'u'lláh, but was also a Manifestation of God in His own right. That is, he brought a new Revelation from God. He was born in 1819 in Shiráz, Persia, now known as Írán. He declared His mission on May 23, 1844 in His native city. He brought sweeping changes to religion that quickly drew the attention, and ire, of the government and clergy of the day. Thousands of people joined the ranks of His Faith, and thousands were killed over time for their beliefs. The Báb was martyred on July 9, 1850, in the barracks square of the city of Tabriz.
Songs on this site that use the text from the Writings of the Báb are as follows:
- Deliver Me, O Lord; a prayer, set for choir
- The Remover of Difficulties; five settings of the Arabic text of this prayer, set for choir
- Song Cycle The Báb; written for the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Báb, with text from Selections From The Writings of the Báb, set for choir
- The Most Acceptable Prayer; solo or unison with piano accompaniment
- Prayer for Protection; set for choir
- Deliver Me O Lord; a prayer of the Báb, set for choir