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“Como el Fuego (As the Fire)”: A Song in Spanish by Ali Youssefi

January 4, 2021, in Music > Recording Artist, by

This song, composed by Ali Youssefi, puts to music part of an address of the Bab to His first believers, the Letters of the Living, as they set out to share His teachings with the world. 

Lyrics & Quote

SPANISH

¡Oh Mis queridos amigos! Sois los portadores del nombre de Dios en este Día. Habéis sido elegidos como los depositarios de Su misterio.Os incumbe a cada uno de vosotros manifestar los atributos de Dios y ejemplificar por vuestras acciones y palabras, los signos de Su rectitud, Su poder y gloria. Los mismos miembros de vuestro cuerpo deben dar testimonio de lo exaltado de vuestro propósito, la integridad de vuestra vida, la realidad de vuestra fe y el elevado carácter de vuestra devoción… …Sois como el fuego que en la oscuridad de la noche ha sido encendido en la cima de la montaña. Dejad que vuestra luz brille ante los ojos de los hombres.

The Bab

ENGLISH

O My beloved friends! You are the bearers of the name of God in this Day. You have been chosen as the repositories of His mystery. It behoves each one of you to manifest the attributes of God, and to exemplify by your deeds and words the signs of His righteousness, His power and glory. The very members of your body must bear witness to the loftiness of your purpose, the integrity of your life, the reality of your faith, and the exalted character of your devotion… … Ye are even as the fire which in the darkness of the night has been kindled upon the mountain-top. Let your light shine before the eyes of men.

The Bab

You can find out more about Ali and his music from his website: www.music.aliyoussefi.com

We also interviewed Ali about his album Daystar. You can read it here: Daystar – A New Album by Ali Youssefi

If you’d like to know more, we wrote a brief introduction to the Letters of the Living in this Baha’i Blog article: Who Were the Letters of the Living?

And you can also read more about the address that Ali has put to music here: The Bab’s Farewell Address

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Sonjel Vreeland

In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.

Discussion 1 Comment

Beautiful piece, uplifting and memorable.

mr gordon j kerr (January 1, 2021 at 10:54 PM)

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