Suojele Meitä (Protect Us) – European Baha’i Choral Festival 2019

“Suojele Meitä” is the fifth song from the European Baha’i Choral Festival that was held from May 29 – June 2, 2019 at the Baha’i House of Worship in Langenhain, Germany. This Finnish song was composed by Alan Manifold and conducted by Lorraine Manifold. It is based on a prayer revealed by the Bab.

Here are the words to the song in Finnish:

“Mitaamattomasti ylistetty olet Sinä, oi Herra! Suojele meitä, siltä, mikä on edessämme ja takanamme, päämme yläpuolella, oikealla puolellamme, vasemmalla puolellamme, jalkojemme alla ja kaikilla muilla suunnilla, joille olemme alttiina. Totisesti Sinun suojelusi ylitse kaiken on pettämätön.”

Here is a translation of the words sung:

“Immeasurably exalted art Thou, O Lord! Protect us from what lieth in front of us and behind us, above our heads, on our right, on our left, below our feet and every other side to which we are exposed. Verily, Thy protection over all things is unfailing.”

Other songs performed as part of the European Baha’i Choral Festival 2019 can be found on this YouTube playlist.

You can also find the audio version of this song here on Soundcloud: Suojele Meitä (Protect Us) – European Baha’i Choral Festival 2019

For more information about the European Baha’i Choral Festival, check their website.

And read Baha’i Blog’s interview about the festival with director Ameli Dziemba here: The European Baha’i Choral Festival

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