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.
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 the band Arrayanes singing “Como una Espada (Finely Tempered Sword)” in Spanish, and based on the Writings of Baha’u’llah.
This song was filmed and recorded in Santiago, Chile on 26 May, 2019, and the music was composed by KC Porter.
Lyrics & Quote
¡Oh Mi Siervo! Eres como una espada de excelente temple oculta en la oscuridad de la vaina y cuyo valor es desconocido para el artífice. Por tanto sal de la vaina del yo y del deseo para que tu valor se haga manifiesto y resplandeciente ante todo el mundo.
O MY SERVANT! Thou art even as a finely tempered sword concealed in the darkness of its sheath and its value hidden from the artificer’s knowledge. Wherefore come forth from the sheath of self and desire that thy worth may be made resplendent and manifest unto all the world.
Eres como una espada
De excelente temple
F#m C#m G#m
Oculta en la oscuridad de la vaina
Cuyo valor es desconocido
Para el artífice
Por tanto sal de la funda
Del yo y del deseo
Para que tu valor se haga manifiesto
C#m F#m G#m
Y resplandeciente ante todo el mundo
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.