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’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 Stockholm, Sweden with The Friends in Stockholm who sings “O ni uppriktiga (O Ye Sincere Ones)” in Swedish and English, based on the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha.
This song was filmed and recorded in Stockholm, Sweden, October 2018.
Lyrics & Quote
O ni uppriktiga, ni som längtar, ni som är dragna som av en magnet, ni som har rest er för att tjäna Guds sak, för att upphöja Hans ord och sprida Hans ljuva väldofter vitt och brett! Jag har läst ert utmärkta brev, vackert till stilen, vältaligt till orden, djupt till betydelsen och jag prisade Gud och tackade Honom för att ha kommit till er hjälp och gjort er i stånd att tjäna Honom i Hans vidsträckta vingård.
O ye sincere ones, ye longing ones, ye who are drawn as if magnetized, ye who have risen up to serve the Cause of God, to exalt His Word and scatter His sweet savours far and wide! I have read your excellent letter, beautiful as to style, eloquent as to words, profound as to meaning, and I praised God and thanked Him for having come to your aid and enabled you to serve Him in His widespreading vineyard.
Repeat: G D Am C
You can also listen to and download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here:
Randomly bursting into song is a daily occurrence for Jordan, something which his friends find both hilarious and terrifying, however, for their own survival, they have grown accustomed to acts of randomness. Growing up in both the Czech Republic and Australia, and looking like he’s from neither, Jordan took to creating Youtube videos from a young age, the intention of his content is to make people happy and hopefully spread some positivity juice. He is now studying Media in Melbourne Australia, and singing for his classmates. (he really does not sing that much)