“Be a Baha’i” by the Joburg Baha’i Choir

Baha’i Blog’s “Studio Sessions” is an initiative where we invite Baha’is and their friends from around the world to come into a studio and share the Baha’i Writings put to music.

In this Baha’i Blog Studio Session, we’re in Johannesburg, South Africa with the Joburg Baha’i Choir who sing “Be a Baha’i” based on the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha.

You can also download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here:

This song was filmed and recorded in Johannesburg, South Africa, September 2017.

Here is the quotation used for the lyrics below followed by the quotation and chords:

“…let each one of you be as a lamp shining forth with the light of the virtues of the world of humanity. Be trustworthy, sincere, affectionate and replete with chastity. Be illumined, be spiritual, be divine, be glorious, be quickened of God, be a Baha’i.”
– Abdu’l-Baha


Be a lamp shining forth with the light of the virtues of the world of humanity
Be a Baha’i, Turn all your thoughts towards bringing joy to hearts
Be a Baha’i
Be illumined, Be spiritual, Be divine, Be glorious, Quickened of God
Be a Baha’i
You must manifest complete love
And affection towards all of mankind
Be a Baha’i, Be quickened of God, Be glorious
Be a Baha’i


Verses: D G A D
Chorus: G D E7 A D D7 G D A7 D

Change of key: Fm B7
Verse : E A B7 E
Chorus: A E F#7 B E E7 A E B7 E

You can also watch the “Studio Sessions” video series on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLePDtgwcyKAScvchcLzY-XZTmP2tdN-EY

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Jordan Raj

Randomly bursting into song is a daily occurrence for Jordan, something which his friends find both hilarious and terrifying, however, for their own survival, they have grown accustomed to acts of randomness. Growing up in both the Czech Republic and Australia, and looking like he’s from neither, Jordan took to creating Youtube videos from a young age, the intention of his content is to make people happy and hopefully spread some positivity juice. He is now studying Media in Melbourne Australia, and singing for his classmates. (he really does not sing that much)

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