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Baha’i Blog’s “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 Johannesburg, South Africa with the Joburg Baha’i Choir who sing “O Thixo” based on a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha.
You can also download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here:
This song was filmed and recorded in Johannesburg, South Africa, September 2017.
Here is the quotation in isiXhosa followed by the English translation and the chords:
“O Thixo, ndikokele,
Ndikusele, ndenze ndibe
Isibane, esi bengezelayo Enkwenkwezi
Ungu somandla isobu gangamsha”
“O God, guide me, protect me, make of me a shining lamp and a brilliant star. Thou art the Mighty and the Powerful.”– Abdu’l-Baha
Intro: C Am F Fm G VERSE: C F G C F G C F G C CHORUS: C Am F Fm G BRIDGE: Am G C C Am G C C ENDING: C G C G C G C G F G C O Thixo, ndikokele, Ndikusele, ndenze ndibe Isibane, esi bengezelayo (x2) O God guide me, O protect me, and make of me a shining lamp And a brilliant star, Thou Art the Mighty, and The Powerful O Thixo, ndikokele, Ndikusele, ndenze ndibe Isibane, esi bengezelayo Enkwenkwezi eqaqanbileyo Ungu somandla isobu gangamsha
You can also watch the “Studio Sessions” video series on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLePDtgwcyKAScvchcLzY-XZTmP2tdN-EY
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