“Be Thou Ever Hopeful” by the Mahikeng Baha’i Choir

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 Mahikeng, South Africa with the the Mahikeng Baha’i Choir singing “Be Thou Ever Hopeful” in English, Swahili and Zulu.

This song was filmed and recorded in Mahikeng, South Africa, November, 2021.


Never lose thy trust in God
Be thou ever hopeful
For the bounties of God never
Never cease to flow upon man.

Kwame usipotez’ imani yako kwa Mungu x2
Kuwa mwenye tumayini kilawakati x2
Kwa maana fadhili zaMungu azitokoma kutiririka kwamonadamu x2

Be thou ever Hopeful x4

Ungalilahli ithemba lakho kuNkulunkulu
Hlala une thema lokuthu amagugu kaNkulunkulu
akaqedi ukugeleza phezu komuntu x2
Phezu komuntu x4

Be thou ever Hopeful x4.


Capo 3
Repeat: C, D

You can also listen to the audio version of this song on Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here: “Be Thou Ever Hopeful” by the Mahikeng Baha’i Choir [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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