“Bangkitlah (Arise)” by Robecca & Nishana

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 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with Robecca Sebastian and Nishana Rajan singing “Bangkitlah (Arise)” in Malay, from the Writings of Baha’u’llah.

This song was filmed and recorded in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 2019.

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

LYRICS/QUOTE MALAY:

“Bangkitlah, Wahai Manusia dan dengan kekuatan Tuhan berazamlah untuk mendapatkan kemenangan keatas dirimu sendiri agar seluruh bumi dapat dibebaskan dan disucikan dari pengabdiannya kepada dewa khayalannya yang kosong.”
-Baha’u’llah

LYRICS/QUOTE ENGLISH:

“Arise, O people, and, by the power of God’s might, resolve to gain the victory over your own selves, that haply the whole earth may be freed and sanctified from its servitude to the gods of its idle fancies…”
-Baha’u’llah

CHORDS & LYRICS:

B E
Bangkitlah, Wahai Manusia
C#m F#
dan dengan kekuatan Tuhan
E F#
berazamlah untuk mendapatkan
B
kemenangan
G#m
keatas
E
dirimu sendiri
C#m F#
agar seluruh bumi
B G#m
dapat dibebaskan dan disucikan
C#m
dari pengabdiannya
F#
kepada dewa2
B
khayalannya yang kosong

You can also listen to and download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here: “Bangkitlah (Arise)” by Robecca & Nishana [Audio Track]

Watch the entire Studio Sessions video series on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube Channel here: Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions playlist “Bangkitlah (Arise)” by Rebecca & Nishana [Audio Track]

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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