“The Bright Day is Coming” by Mea & Mitra [Audio Track]

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 Helsinki, Finland with Mea Karvonen and Mitra Matouf who sing “The Bright Day is Coming”, based on a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha. 

You can also watch the recording of this song on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube channel here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwnQHDzda-I

This song was filmed and recorded in Helsinki, Finland, November 2016.

Here is the quotation used for the lyrics followed by the quotation and chords:

“Have patience; wait; but do not sit idle. Work while you are waiting; smile when you are wearied with monotony; be firm while everything around you is being shaken. Be joyous while the ugly face of despair grins at you […] Continue your journey to the end. The bright day is coming.”

– Abdu’l-Baha

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Intro: Am  Hm7 Cmaj7

Am7 Hm7

Have patience;

Am7  G

wait; but do not sit idle.

Em7 A

Work while you are waiting;

Am7  Hm7 Esus4  E

smile when you are wearied with monotony;

Am7  D  G

Continue your journey to the end.

Eb  F  G

The bright day is coming. The bright day is coming.

Am7  D  Em7

Continue your journey to the end.

Eb  F  G

The bright day is coming. The bright day is coming.

Am7  Hm7

Be firm

Am7 G

while everything around you is being shaken;

Em7  A

Be joyous

Am7  Hm7  Esus4  E

while the ugly face of despair grins at you.

Continue your journey to the end…

Eb  F  G

The bright day is coming…

 

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

About the Author

Sonjel Vreeland

In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a mother, a wife and a bookworm but professionally she is a museologist and a library technician. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.

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Discussion 3 Comments

  1. “The Bright Day is Coming” by Mea & Mitra–I cannot find the quotation from this song, “based on a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha” according to the article. Can you tell us where to find this prayer? Thank you.

    1. Hi Ruth,

      Thank you for your comment. Here is the quotation: “Have patience; wait; but do not sit idle. Work while you are waiting; smile when you are wearied with monotony; be firm while everything around you is being shaken. Be joyous while the ugly face of despair grins at you […] Continue your journey to the end. The bright day is coming.”

      This quote can be found in Volume 11, Issue #4 of Star of the West. You can see the full text of that issue online at this link: https://bahai.works/Star_of_the_West/Volume_11/Issue_4

      I hope this helps answer your question. Thanks for following Baha’i Blog and for asking for clarification.

      -Sonjel

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