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“Broken Winged Bird” by Vaimoana & Felipe

December 10, 2020, in Music > Studio Session, by

Baha’i Blog 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 Santiago, Chile with Vaimoana Heyman and Felipe Duhart singing “Broken Winged Bird” based on a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha.

This song was filmed and recorded in Santiago, Chile on 26 May, 2019, and music was composed by Vaimoana Heyman.

Quotes used in the Lyrics

“O God! O God! This is a broken-winged bird and his flight is very slow—assist him so that he may fly toward the apex of prosperity and salvation, wing his way with the utmost joy and happiness throughout the illimitable space, raise his melody in Thy Supreme Name in all the regions, exhilarate the ears with this call, and brighten the eyes by beholding the signs of guidance.

O Lord! I am single, alone and lowly. For me there is no support save Thee, no helper except Thee and no sustainer beside Thee. Confirm me in Thy service, assist me with the cohorts of Thy angels, make me victorious in the promotion of Thy Word and suffer me to speak out Thy wisdom amongst Thy creatures. Verily, Thou art the helper of the weak and the defender of the little ones, and verily Thou art the Powerful, the Mighty and the Unconstrained.”

– Abdu’l-Baha

Lyrics & Chords

Introduction: F/A Bb Ebadd9 Bb/D Ebadd9/C

F/A Bb
O God O God
Ebadd9 Bb/D Ebadd9/C
O God O God
F/A Bb Ebadd9 Bb/D Ebadd9/C
O God O God

F/A Bb
This is a broken-winged bird
Ebadd9 Bb/D Ebadd9/C
This is a broken-winged bird
F/A Bb Ebadd9 Bb/D Ebadd9/C
This is a broken-winged bird

F/A Bb
This is a broken-winged bird
Ebadd9 Bb/D Ebadd9/C
And his flight is very
Ebadd9 Bb/D DbMaj7 Ebadd9/C
Slow

F/A Bb
O God O God
Ebadd9 Bb/D Ebadd9/C
O God O God
F/A Bb Ebadd9 Bb/D Ebadd9/C
O God O God

F/A Bb
This is a broken-winged bird
Ebadd9 Bb/D Ebadd9/C
This is a broken-winged bird
F/A Bb Ebadd9 Bb/D Ebadd9/C
This is a broken-winged bird

CMaj7 Ebadd9
Assist him so that he may fly toward the apex of
D7 Fm
Prosperity and salvation
CMaj7 Ebadd9
Wing his way with the utmost joy and happiness
D7 Fm
Throughout the illimitable space

F/A Bb
O God O my God
Ebadd9 Bb/D Ebadd9/C
O God O my God
F/A Bb Ebadd9 Bb/D Ebadd9/C
O God O my God

F/A Bb
O God O God
Ebadd9 Bb/D Ebadd9/C
O God O God
F/A Bb Ebadd9 Bb/D Ebadd9/C
O God O God

You can also listen to and download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here: “Broken Winged Bird” by Vaimoana & Felipe [Audio Track]

Watch the entire Studio Sessions video series on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube Channel here: Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions playlist

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Naysan Naraqi

Naysan is passionate about using the arts and media to explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. Back in 2011, Naysan started up the Baha’i Blog project, channeling his experiences in both media and technology companies to help create a hub for Baha’i-inspired content online.

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