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 Chicago, USA with Emily Price and Van Gilmer singing “O Son of Justice”, based on the Writings of Baha’u’llah.
This song was filmed and recorded in Chicago, USA, December, 2018.
Lyrics & Quote
O SON OF JUSTICE! Whither can a lover go but to the land of his beloved? and what seeker findeth rest away from his heart’s desire? To the true lover reunion is life, and separation is death. His breast is void of patience and his heart hath no peace. A myriad lives he would forsake to hasten to the abode of his beloved.
G, Am, Bm Whither can C, D, D7, D a lover go G, Am, Bm but to the land C, D, D7, D of his beloved? D, G, Em and what seeker C, C/B, Am, D, Bm findeth rest E7, B7, C, D away from his heart’s Bm, C, Bm desire? G, Am, Bm To the true lover C, D, C, D reunion is life, G, Am, Bm and separation D7, D is death. D, Bm, Em, C, D, F His breast is void of patience F, Bm, Em, C, D and his heart hath no peace. G, Am, G A myriad lives C, Am, C, D he would forsake G, Am, G A myriad lives C, Am, C, D he would forsake G, Am, C, Am, D7, B7 to hasten to the abode B7, C, Em to the abode D, G of his beloved.
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.