“Ojalá (O that I could travel)” by Lydia & Eduardo

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 Lydia Mills and Eduardo Rioseco singing “Ojalá (O that I could travel)” based on the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha.

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

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

QUOTATION IN SPANISH:

“Ojalá pudiera viajar, aunque fuese a pie y en la mayor pobreza, a esas regiones, y elevando el llamamiento de «¡Yá Bahá’u’l-Abhá!» en las ciudades, pueblos, montañas, desiertos y océanos, promover las enseñanzas divinas. Lástima, no puedo hacerlo. Cuán intensamente lo deploro. Quiera Dios que vosotros lo logréis.”
-Abdu’l-Baha

QUOTATION IN ENGLISH:

“O that I could travel, even though on foot and in the utmost poverty, to these regions, and, raising the call of “Ya Baha’u’l-Abha” in cities, villages, mountains, deserts and oceans, promote the divine teachings! This, alas, I cannot do. How intensely I deplore it! Please God, ye may achieve it.”
-Abdu’l-Baha

LYRICS AND CHORDS:

Introduction: C C7 F Fm Em A7 Dm G C

C C7 F Dm G
Ojalá pudiera viajar a esas regiones
C C7 F
Aunque fuese a pie o en la mayor pobreza
Dm G
Elevando el llamamiento
C C7 F
De ‘Ya-Bahá’u’l-Abhá’
Dm G
En las ciudades, pueblos
C C7 F
Montañas, desiertos y océanos
Dm G
Promover la enseñanza divina

Am
Lástima no puedo hacerlo
E
Cuán intensamente lo deploro
D G
Quiera Dios que vosotros lo logréis

Am
Lástima no puedo hacerlo
E
Cuán intensamente lo deploro
D G
Quiera Dios que vosotros lo logréis
C C7 F Dm G
Ojalá pudiera viajar a esas regiones

Coda: C C7 F Fm Em A7 Dm G C

You can also listen to and download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here: “Ojalá (O that I could travel)” by Lydia & Eduardo [Audio Track]

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

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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