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 Hamilton, New Zealand with Gloria Akhterjahan singing “Remover of Every Anguish” based on a prayer by the Bab.
This song was filmed and recorded in Hamilton, New Zealand, 21 February 2021, and was composed by Gloria Akhterjahan.
Lyrics & Quote
O Lord! Thou art the Remover of every anguish and the Dispeller of every affliction. Thou art He Who banisheth every sorrow and setteth free every slave, the Redeemer of every soul. O Lord! Grant deliverance through Thy mercy, and reckon me among such servants of Thine as have gained salvation.
Am C Dm O Lord! Thou art the Remover Am Em Am of every anguish, of every anguish, of every anguish Em Am Em Am and the Dispeller of every affliction. Am C Dm Thou art He Who Banisheth every sorrow Am Em Am and setteth free every slave, every slave, Dm Am Em Am the Redeemer of every soul, the Redeemer of every soul. Am-C-Em-Am Am C Dm-Am O Lord! O Lord! Grant deliverance through Thy mercy, Em Am Em Am and reckon me among such servants of Thine C Dm Am-Dm-Am as have gained salvation. Dm Am Em Am Ooooooo
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.