Baha’i Blog 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 Paita, New Caledonia with Gustave (Gus) & Emma Wayenece who sings “Voici le jour (This is the Day)” in French, from the Writings of Baha’u’llah.
You can also listen to and download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here:
This song was filmed and recorded in Paita, New Caledonia, October 2017.
Here is the quotation used for the lyrics in French, followed by the English translation and chords:
“Voici le jour où les plus précieuses faveurs [de Dieu] ont été prodiguées aux hommes, [voici] le jour où sa puissante grâce a imprégné toutes les choses créées.
Il incombe à tous les peuples du monde de concilier leurs différends. et de se ranger, unis dans la paix la plus parfaite, à l’ombre de l’arbre de sa providence et de sa tendre bonté.”
“This is the Day in which God’s most excellent favors have been poured out upon men, the Day in which His most mighty grace hath been infused into all created things. It is incumbent upon all the peoples of the world to reconcile their differences, and, with perfect unity and peace, abide beneath the shadow of the Tree of His care and loving-kindness.”
The basic chord progression is:
D A Bm G
Here is a chord sheet for more information:
You can also enjoy another version of this song sung in Bislama and English called “Hemia Dei (This is the Day)” by Carmel Zein on Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions here: “Hemia Dei (This is the Day)” by Carmel Zein
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