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 Toronto, Canada with Michael Ferguson and Laura Friedmann singing “Radiant Heart” from the Writings of Baha’u’llah.
This song was filmed and recorded in Toronto, Canada, in December 2017.
Here are the quotes used for the lyrics followed by the chords:
Lyrics & Quote
“O SON OF SPIRIT! My first counsel is this: Possess a pure, kindly and radiant heart, that thine may be a sovereignty ancient, imperishable and everlasting.”
“O SON OF BEING! Love Me, that I may love thee. If thou lovest Me not, My love can in no wise reach thee. Know this, O servant.”
* Please note that this version of the song contains a slight variation from the original quotation:
Possess a pure, kindly and radiant heart, that thine may be a sovereignty ancient, imperishable and everlasting. Love Me that I may love thee. If thou lovest Me not My love can in no wise reach… [your] imperishable and everlasting [heart.]
Verse: E B C#m A E B C#m A B B/C C#m B A B E
Bridge: C#m B A F#m G# A B E
You can also listen to, and download the recording of this song on Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here:
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.