June 18, 2023 will mark 40 years since 10 Baha’i women were hanged in Shiraz. Their only ‘crime’ was their refusal to renounce their beliefs in a faith that promotes the principles of gender equality, unity, justice, and truthfulness. This collection highlights Baha’i Blog content relating to the ongoing persecution of Baha’is in Iran.
Omid Gollmer is a musician based in Stuttgart, Germany. In commemoration of the bicentenary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah, he created several videos where he put excerpts from the Baha’i Writings to music. The video series is titled “The Nightingale Sessions”. In this video, Omid and Irena sing one of Baha’u’llah’s Hidden Words in German.
To watch all of “The Nightingale Sessions”, please visit Omid Gollmer’s YouTube channel.
Here is the quotation sung in German, followed by its English translation:
“O Sohn des Geistes! Mit der freudigen Botschaft des Lichtes grüße Ich dich: Freue dich! Zum Hofe der Heiligkeit rufe Ich dich: Wohne darin, damit du ewig in Frieden lebest!”
“O SON OF SPIRIT! With the joyful tidings of light I hail thee: rejoice! To the court of holiness I summon thee; abide therein that thou mayest live in peace for evermore.”
If you’ve enjoyed this video, you may also enjoy Baha’i Blog’s Studio Sessions. You can read about them here, or check them out on our YouTube channel or Soundcloud page.
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.