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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 Mahikeng, South Africa with Busisiwe Mashiane and Bokamoso Moshomako singing “O Nkulunkulu (O God)”, in Zulu and based on the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha.
This song was filmed and recorded in Mahikeng, South Africa, November, 2021.
Lyrics & Quote
O Nkulnkulu! Phumuza futhi uthokozise umoya wami. Hlanza inhliziyo yami. Khanyisa amandla ami. Ngibeka zonke izindaba zami eaandleni saKho. Wena ungumHoli nesiPhephelo sami. Angisophinde ngidabuke futhi ngibe lusizi; ngiyokuba ngumuntu ojabule noweneme, ONkulunkulu! Angisophinde ngigcwale uvalo, noma ngivumele ukuthi uhlupho lungikhathaze. Ngeke ngizidle ngezinto ezingemnandi zempilo. O Nkulunkulu! Wena ungumngani kakhulu kimi kunokuba mina ngingumngani kimi. Ngiyazinikela Kuwe, O Nkosi.Abdu’l-Baha
O God! Refresh and gladden my spirit. Purify my heart. Illumine my powers. I lay all my affairs in Thy hand. Thou art my Guide and my Refuge. I will no longer be sorrowful and grieved; I will be a happy and joyful being. O God! I will no longer be full of anxiety, nor will I let trouble harass me. I will not dwell on the unpleasant things of life. O God! Thou art more friend to me than I am to myself. I dedicate myself to Thee, O Lord.Abdu’l-Baha
You can also listen to the audio version of this song on Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here: “O Nkulunkulu (O God)” by Busisiwe & Bokamoso [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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