The Gate of God

by Ann-Sofie Wensbo

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1. He’s known for His trust, His courage and bravery. He came to us, to this world to take us out of slavery. 
2. He grew up fair and radiant. A truthful child, so courteous and kind. When to the Truth He was obedient He had to leave this world behind. [Chorus:] 18 letters followed in His Name. They followed His Light, the Heat and the Flame. The King of the Messengers, so He was called. He is the Báb, the Gate of God. 3. He gave His life to show the way At 30 years He could no longer stay Yet what He’s told us to believe will always be what will make us free [Chorus:] 18 letters followed in His Name. They followed His Light, the Heat and the Flame The King of the Messengers, so He was called He is the Báb, the Gate of God. [Bridge:] 
When the rifles went off, and the smoke disappeared He was nowhere to see, nowhere to hear If He were just a man like you and me Then tell me how He could go back there again... [Chorus:] 18 letters followed in His Name. They followed His Light, the Heat and the Flame. The King of the Messengers, so He was called He is the Báb, the Gate of God. 18 letters followed in His Name. They followed His Light, the Heat and the Flame. The King of the Messengers, so He was called He is the Báb, the Gate of God. The Gate of God... The Gate of God...
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1. He’s known for His trust, His courage and bravery. He came to us, to this world to take us out of slavery. 
2. He grew up fair and radiant. A truthful child, so courteous and kind. When to the Truth He was obedient He had to leave this world behind. [Chorus:] 18 letters followed in His Name. They followed His Light, the Heat and the Flame. The King of the Messengers, so He was called. He is the Báb, the Gate of God. 3. He gave His life to show the way At 30 years He could no longer stay Yet what He’s told us to believe will always be what will make us free [Chorus:] 18 letters followed in His Name. They followed His Light, the Heat and the Flame The King of the Messengers, so He was called He is the Báb, the Gate of God. [Bridge:] 
When the rifles went off, and the smoke disappeared He was nowhere to see, nowhere to hear If He were just a man like you and me Then tell me how He could go back there again... [Chorus:] 18 letters followed in His Name. They followed His Light, the Heat and the Flame. The King of the Messengers, so He was called He is the Báb, the Gate of God. 18 letters followed in His Name. They followed His Light, the Heat and the Flame. The King of the Messengers, so He was called He is the Báb, the Gate of God. The Gate of God... The Gate of God...
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“The Gate of God” is an original song about the Life and Martyrdom of the Báb (one of the central figures of the Baha’i Faith), written in 2007 by Scott Rizzo (lyrics) and Ann-Sofie Wensbo (lyrics & music), and released in 2019 for the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Báb.

The song is available in 3 versions, all acoustic:
- An original version
- A stripped version, for a slightly more meditative purpose.
- An instrumental version, intended for private or public use by individuals and choirs out there who would like to cover the song. (Lyrics and chords available from Ann-Sofie by request).

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released October 15, 2019

Lyrics: Scott Rizzo & Ann-Sofie Wensbo
Music: Ann-Sofie Wensbo

Lead Vocal: Ann-Sofie Wensbo
Background Vocals: Maria Andersson, Rasmus Blomqvist, Ann-Sofie Wensbo
Guitar: Ann-Sofie Wensbo
Double Bass: Heiko Bärnholdt
Percussion: Ann-Sofie Wensbo & Jerker Eklund

Arranged and produced by Ann-Sofie Wensbo
Mixed by Jerker Eklund
Mastered by Classe Persson
Photography & Artwork: Ann-Sofie Wensbo (taken of the rauks in Gotland, Sweden)

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Ann-Sofie Wensbo is a musician, singer/songwriter and producer from Sweden, whose musical hallmark is her calm and groovy acoustic guitar playing, her melodious singing and her harmonic vocal arrangements.

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