“The Time So Short (Время так коротко)” by Anke, Janet & Armin

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 Frankfurt, Germany with Anke Keitel, Janet Rawling-Keitel and Armin Heislitz who sing “The Time So Short (Время так коротко)” in English and in Russian, from The Advent of Divine Justice by Shoghi Effendi.

You can also listen to and download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here:

https://soundcloud.com/bahai-blog/the-time-so-short-anke-janet-armin

This song was filmed and recorded in Frankfurt, Germany, December 2018.

Here is the quotation used for the lyrics in English and in Russian, followed by the chords:

English:

“The field is indeed so immense, the period so critical, the Cause so great, the workers so few, the time so short, the privilege so priceless, that no follower of the Faith of Baha’u’llah, worthy to bear His name, can afford a moment’s hesitation.”
– Shoghi Effendi

Russian:

“Поле деятельности столь обширно, период столь критичен, Дело столь велико, работников так мало, время столь коротко, привилегия драгоценна, что ни один последователь Веры Бахауллы, достойный носить Его имя, не может позволить промедления.”
– Shoghi Effendi

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Bm, Em, F#, Bm (x2)
Chorus:
Bm, Em, A, D, F#
Bm, Em, F#, Bm

The field is indeed so immense,
the period so critical,
the Cause so great,
the workers so few,

Chorus:
the time so short, the privilege so priceless,
the time so short, the privilege so priceless,
the time so short, the privilege so priceless,
so priceless

that no follower of the Faith
of Baha’u’llah,
worthy to bear His name,
can afford a moment’s hesitation.

You can also watch the “Studio Sessions” video series on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLePDtgwcyKAScvchcLzY-XZTmP2tdN-EY

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Jordan Raj

Randomly bursting into song is a daily occurrence for Jordan, something which his friends find both hilarious and terrifying, however, for their own survival, they have grown accustomed to acts of randomness. Growing up in both the Czech Republic and Australia, and looking like he’s from neither, Jordan took to creating Youtube videos from a young age, the intention of his content is to make people happy and hopefully spread some positivity juice. He is now studying Media in Melbourne Australia, and singing for his classmates. (he really does not sing that much)

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  1. Thank you very much for the beautiful song. It made my soul happy. I could understand the words with the heart – very well. It made my heart warm. The melody was very calming for my heart. I greet you very much from Switzerland in Bern and wish you all the best for the future

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