We Are One, farewell to Dan Seals

Dan Seals, the country singer who gave the world the song “We Are One” passed away March 25, 2009 following a valiant struggle with mantle cell lymphoma.

Dan Seals

Dan Seals

“We Are One” was probably my most favorite Baha’i-inspired song in the 1990s. Here are its beautiful lyrics:

We Are One

(Dan Seals)

In a bombed out room in Belfast
A young boy is crying
He’s alone and he don’t understand
How the teachings of one book
Built on love and understanding
Could cause the hurt and killing in his land

In an old part of Jerusalem
Two children are playing
They run and laugh
The way it’s meant to be
But one will wear the star and one will wear the crescent
And they’ll grow up and change from friends to enemies

Chorus

But we are one
Flowers of one garden
We’re one the leaves of one tree
Let the walls come down
And stand here together
We are one family

In a Pakistani village
A young boy on crutches
Takes a fall
And lies helplessly there
And he holds out his hand
But no one will take it
They won’t touch him
Or the clothes that he wears

On a side street in Selma
A black child is sitting
In a squad car
Protected from the whites
‘Cause they’re burning a cross
To send her a message
And you can see
The fear in her eyes

Chorus

But we are one
Flowers of one garden
We’re one the leaves of one tree
Let the walls come down
And stand here together
We are one family

Ponder in our hearts
How we were all created
From the same dust
And searching we will find
That spirit of the age
Has come to find us
To find us

Chorus

But we are one
Flowers of one garden
We’re one the leaves of one tree
Let the walls come down
And stand here together
We are one family

Dan Seal will be missed but his art will endure. Keep Dan and his loved ones in your prayers!

O my God! O my God! Verily Thy servant, humble before the majesty of Thy divine supremacy, lowly at the door of Thy oneness, hath believed in Thee and in Thy verses, hath testified to Thy word, hath been enkindled with the fire of Thy love, hath been immersed in the depths of the ocean of Thy knowledge, hath been attracted by Thy breezes, hath relied upon Thee, hath turned his face to Thee, hath offered his supplications to Thee, and hath been assured of Thy pardon and forgiveness. He hath abandoned this mortal life and hath flown to the kingdom of immortality, yearning for the favour of meeting Thee.

O Lord, glorify his station, shelter him under the pavilion of Thy supreme mercy, cause him to enter Thy glorious paradise, and perpetuate his existence in Thine exalted rose garden, that he may plunge into the sea of light in the world of mysteries.

Verily, Thou art the Generous, the Powerful, the Forgiver and the Bestower.

(Abdu’l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha, p. 196)

4 Responses to “We Are One, farewell to Dan Seals

  • Ray Johnson
    8 years ago

    I remember Dan very fondly. I would like to use his ‘We Are One’ music video in a presentation I am giving at Louhelen Baha’i School in three weeks. How can I get it or down load it for use either through my computer or embed in a Power Point.

    Thanks
    Ray

  • Janet Nattress
    7 years ago

    You can choose “embed” from one of the videos of Dan singing this song on Youtube. If you need to learn how to embed it on a webpage, you can learn simple steps here: #

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  • Dominic Cutts
    7 years ago

    Hi,I became a Bahai about 4 months ago but only recentley was introduced to this song. The first time I heard it I had a lump in my throat as it is so beautiful yet so deep. It still has that effect on me today. Thanks Dan for such a lovely song. We love and miss you. x

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