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“Nanhe Baalak (Little Children)” by Gloria Akhterjahan

June 10, 2021, 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 Hamilton, New Zealand with Gloria Akhterjahan singing “Nanhe Baalak (Little Children)” in Hindi, from a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha.

This song was filmed and recorded in Hamilton, New Zealand, 21 February, 2021, and was composed by Gloria Akhterjahan.

Lyrics & Prayer

HINDI

हे दयालु स्वामी! ये नन्हें बालक तेरी शक्ति की उंगलियों से बने हैं; ये तेरी महानता के अद्भुत चिन्ह हैं। हे ईश्वर! इन बालकों की रक्षा कर। इन्हें सहायता दे ताकि ये मानवजाति की सेवा के योग्य बन सकें। हे ईश्वर! ये बालक मोति हैं, इन्हें अपनी स्नेहिल कृपा की सीप में सुरक्षित रख। तू दयालु है और है सभी को प्रेम करने वाला।

अब्‍दुल-बहा

ENGLISH

O Thou kind Lord! These lovely children are the handiwork of the fingers of Thy might and the wondrous signs of Thy greatness. O God! Protect these children, graciously assist them to be educated and enable them to render service to the world of humanity. O God! These children are pearls, cause them to be nurtured within the shell of Thy loving-kindness. Thou art the Bountiful, the All-Loving.

Abdu’l-Baha

Chords

C G F
{हे दयालु स्वामी! हे दयालु स्वामी! हे दयालु स्वामी! } x2
C Bb F-C
ये नन्हें बालक तेरी शक्ति की उंगलियों से बने हैं
C G F-C
ये नन्हें बालक तेरी शक्ति की उंगलियों से बने हैं
C G F
ये तेरी महानता के अद्भुत चिन्ह हैं।
Bb-C
हे ईश्वर!
Dm-E-Am
हे ईश्वर!
C G F C
हे ईश्वर! इन बालकों की रक्षा कर (रक्षा कर)
Bb C Bb C
इन्हें सहायता दे (इन्हें सहायता दे )
C F G C
{ताकि ये मानवजाति की सेवा के योग्य बन सकें।} x2
Bb-C
हे ईश्वर!
Dm-E-Am
हे ईश्वर!
C
ये बालक मोति हैं,
G F Bb C
इन्हें अपनी स्नेहिल कृपा की सीप में सुरक्षित रख।
C G F C
{तू दयालु है और है सभी को प्रेम करने वाला।} x2

You can also listen to and download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here: “Nanhe Baalak (Little Children)” by Gloria Akhterjahan [Audio Track]

You can also watch the 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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