“El Mérito del Hombre (Man’s Merit)” by Arrayanes

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 Santiago, Chile with the band Arrayanes singing “El Mérito del Hombre (Man’s Merit)” in Spanish from the Writings of Baha’u’llah.

This song was filmed and recorded in Santiago, Chile on 26 May, 2019, and music was composed by Eduardo Rioseco.

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

El Mérito del Hombre (Man’s Merit)” by Arrayanes

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


“El mérito del hombre reside en el servicio y la virtud, y no en el fausto de la opulencia y las riquezas.” -Baha’u’llah


Man’s merit lieth in service and virtue and not in the pageantry of wealth and riches. -Baha’u’llah


D E/D Em/D D
Bm BmMaj7 Bm7 Bm6
G D/F# Fdim7 Em F#7
Bm A#dim7 Am7 B7
CMaj7 Cm6 Bm7 E7
Em7 A7 D D/E D D/E

El mérito del hombre reside
En el servicio y la virtud
Y no en el fausto de la opulencia y las riquezas

El mérito del hombre reside
En el servicio y la virtud
Y no en el fausto de la opulencia y las riquezas

Be sure to check out Baha’i Blog’s interview with Arrayanes here: Arrayanes: Baha’i-inspired Music from Chile


Watch the “Studio Sessions” video series on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube Channel here: Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions

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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