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 Toronto, Canada with Maya Wong, Deena Sobhani Ghodrati and Michael Ferguson singing “Rejoice” based on the Writings of Baha’u’llah.
This song was filmed and recorded in Toronto, Canada, December 2017.
Lyrics & Quote
…this is a night the like of which hath never been witnessed in the world of creation. This is the night wherein the Spirit intoned such a melody This is the night wherein the Mystic Dove raised its call upon the branches and boughs of heaven… Rejoice, O concourse on high Rejoice, O denizens of Paradise Rejoice, O embodiments of sanctity This is the night wherein the oceans of forgiveness surged and the breezes of providence were wafted abroad. This is the night wherein every trace of sorrow might be banished forever This is the night wherein the trespasses of all that dwell on earth were forgiven Hasten then, O concourse of men, and drink your fill from this stream of everlasting life! Rejoice, O concourse on high Rejoice, O denizens of Paradise Rejoice, O embodiments of sanctity…
Capo 2 Verse: G, C, D Chorus: G, C, D Bridge and end of Chorus: Am, Bm, C
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.