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 Hluboka nad Vltavou, Czech Republic with Victoria Jane Leith and Tom Leith singing “Lion Roar” based on the Writings of Baha’u’llah.
This song was filmed and recorded in Hluboka nad Vltavou, Czech Republic on 23 March 2021, and the music was composed by Victoria Jane Leith.
Lyrics & Quote
O thou lion-hearted soul, Even as a lion roar, That thy roaring may perchance To the seventh heaven soar!
Rumi, as quoted by Baha’u’llah in Call of the Divine Beloved
All Praise be to Him Whose Essence is immeasurably exalted above the strivings of human hearts, however pure, to soar into the atmosphere of His nearness, and Whose Being is immensely sanctified beyond the exertions of human minds, however lofty, to ascend unto the heaven of His presence.
Baha’u’llah, Call of the Divine Beloved
C O thou lion-hearted soul Em Even as the lion roar C That thy roaring may perchance Em To the seventh heaven soar C Praise be to him C Praise be to him Em Praise be to him
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.