“Ewe Umbile La Vumbe Liendalo (O Moving Form of Dust)” by Anis & Friends [Audio Track]

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 Durban, South Africa with Anis & Friends who sing “Ewe Umbile La Vumbe Liendalo” in Swahili, which means “O Moving Form of Dust”, and which is based on the Writings of Baha’u’llah.

You can also watch the recording of this song on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube Channel here:

“Ewe Umbile La Vumbe Liendalo (O Moving Form of Dust)” by Anis & Friends

This song was filmed and recorded in Durban, South Africa, November 2018.

Here is the quotation used for the lyrics in Swahili and in English, followed by the chords below:

Swahili:

“Natamani Mazungumzo nawe Lakini wewe huweki Tumaini Kwangu Umpanga wa uasi wako Umeangusha mti wa tumaini lako, lako Ewe umbile la vumbi liendalo Ewe umbile la vumbi liendalo Ewe umbile la vumbi Liendalo, endalo, endalo. Kila wakati Niko karibu nawe Lakini wewe daima Uko mbali Nami Nimekuchagulia Utukufu wa milele Lakini wewe umejichagulia aibu isiyo mpaka, aibu isiyo mpaka, Rudi muda ungalipo bado na usipoteze nafasi yako. Rudi muda ungalipo bado na usipoteze nafasi yako.” -Baha’u’llah

English:

“O MOVING FORM OF DUST! I desire communion with thee, but thou wouldst put no trust in Me. The sword of thy rebellion hath felled the tree of thy hope. At all times I am near unto thee, but thou art ever far from Me. Imperishable glory I have chosen for thee yet boundless shame thou hast chosen for thyself. While there is yet time, return, and lose not thy chance.” -Baha’u’llah

Chords:

E
Natamani
E A E
Mazungumzo nawe
E
Lakini wewe huweki
E B
Tumaini Kwangu
B
Umpanga wa uasi wako
B A E B E
Umeangusha mti wa tumaini lako, lako

E A E
Chorus: Ewe umbile la vumbi liendalo
E B
Ewe umbile la vumbi liendalo
B
Ewe umbile la vumbi
B A E B E
Liendalo, endalo, endalo.

E
Kila wakati
A E
Niko karibu nawe
E
Lakini wewe daima
B
Uko mbali Nami
B
Nimekuchagulia
B A
Utukufu wa milele
A E
Lakini wewe umejichagulia
A E A E
aibu isiyo mpaka, aibu isiyo mpaka,
A E A E
Rudi muda ungalipo bado na usipoteze nafasi yako.
A E A E
Rudi muda ungalipo bado na usipoteze nafasi yako.

 

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

About the Author

Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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