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“Amuia Se Fanua (Blessed Is the Spot)” by Mose Tokuma

November 15, 2017, in Music > Studio Session, by

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 Auckland, New Zealand with Mose Tokuma who sings “Amuia Se Fanua” in Samoan from the Writings of Baha’u’llah.

This song was filmed and recorded in Auckland, New Zealand, September 2017 and its melody was composed by Elizabeth Hahn.

Lyrics & Quote

SAMOAN

Amuia se fanua, ma se fale, ma se nofoaga, ma se aai, ma se loto,
ma se mauga, ma se lafitaga, ma se ana, ma se vanu, ma se laueleele, ma se sami, ma se motu, ma se laufanua laugatasi o loo faia ai le tautauina o le Atua,
Ma viia ai Lona mamalu

Baha’u’llah

ENGLISH

Blessed is the spot, and the house,
and the place, and the city,
and the heart, and the mountain,
and the refuge, and the cave,
and the valley, and the land,
and the sea, and the island,
and the meadow where mention
of God hath been made,
and His praise glorified.

Baha’u’llah

Chords

Capo 5

Intro:

D, Dmaj7, D, Dmaj7

Verse:

D, Dmaj7, D7, G, Em7, Asus4, D(sus)

Chorus:

Csus2, G/B, A7sus4, D(sus), Csus2, G/B, A7sus4

You can also download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here:

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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Jordan Raj

Randomly bursting into song is a daily occurrence for Jordan, something which his friends find both hilarious and terrifying, however, for their own survival, they have grown accustomed to acts of randomness. Growing up in both the Czech Republic and Australia, and looking like he’s from neither, Jordan took to creating Youtube videos from a young age, the intention of his content is to make people happy and hopefully spread some positivity juice. He is now studying Media in Melbourne Australia, and singing for his classmates. (he really does not sing that much)
Jordan Raj

Discussion 2 Comments

Please credit the melody to Elizabeth Hahn. Happy to share this on the Blessed is the Spot Facebook page.
Mahalo and aloha,
Liz

Liz Hahn

Liz Hahn (January 1, 2018 at 7:01 AM)

Hi Liz!

Thank you so much for pointing this out! We’ve changed the text to credit you with the melody — it’s such an enduring and moving melody!

Love,
Sonjel

Sonjel Vreeland

Sonjel Vreeland (January 1, 2018 at 10:08 PM)

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