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On July 9th 1850, the Bab, the forerunner to Baha’u’llah, was executed in Tabriz, Persia by a firing squad of 750 men. The Bab, which means “the Gate” in Arabic, was a Messenger of God whose role was to herald the coming of the latest Manifestation of God: Baha’u’llah. In 1909, after being hidden away for more than half a century, the Bab’s remains were finally interred on Mount Carmel, Israel.

“Arise” by Ethan Crofts

July 4, 2018, 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 Hluboka nad Vltavou, in the Czech Republic with Ethan Crofts who sings “Arise” based on the words of the Bab, as quoted in The Dawn-Breakers.

This song was filmed and recorded in Hluboka nad Vltavou, Czech Republic, December 2017.

Lyrics & Quote

… arise, and rest assured that you will be with Me. Tomorrow you shall witness what God has decreed.

Rejoice, the hour is approaching when, in this very city, I shall be suspended before the eyes of the multitude and shall fall a victim to the fire of the enemy. I shall choose no one except you to share with Me the cup of martyrdom. Rest assured that this promise which I give you shall be fulfilled.

Had you believed in Me, O wayward generation…

I Myself will follow you, together with one of My loyal disciples, and will join you in the realm of eternity.

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.

Heed not your weaknesses and frailty; fix your gaze upon the invincible power of the Lord, your God, the Almighty.

Arise in His name, put your trust wholly in Him, and be assured of ultimate victory.

The Bab

Chords

F#m A D

Arise and rest assured that you will be with me

F#m A D

Tomorrow you shall witness what God has decreed

F#m A D

Rejoice Anis, the hour is approaching in this very city

F#m A D

Rest assured this promise I give you will be fulfilled

F#m E D

Had you believed in me x2

F#m E D

I myself will follow you,

F#m E D

and will join you in the realm of eternity

F#m E D

Arise in His name x 2

F#m E D

You are the bearers of the name of God in this day.

F#m E D

Heed not your weaknesses and frailty… gaze upon… the Almighty

F#m E D

And arise in His name

You can also listen to and 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

Jordan Raj is a comedian, content producer and third culture kid. Born in Australia and raised in the Czech Republic by parents with ambiguous eastern origins, he is grateful for his unique perspective as his brain grapples to embrace the world. With brief journeys into the spheres of singing, public speaking, high school teaching and magic, he loves all types of performance and loves creating humorous video content to share online. Jordan is known for the “What’s That Word?” Series on Baha’i Blog and a number of explainer videos on Baha’i Holy days which he co-created with his cousin Raj. Currently, Jordan is living in Germany with his wife, where he spends his time doing stand up comedy and producing the Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions series.
Jordan Raj

Discussion 1 Comment

Just brilliant! Such and inspiring performance! The earth is rejoicing the life of the Bab!

Walter Heath

Walter Heath (July 7, 2018 at 8:45 PM)

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