“O Thixo” by the Joburg Baha’i Choir

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 Johannesburg, South Africa with the Joburg Baha’i Choir who sing “O Thixo” based on a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha.

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

https://soundcloud.com/bahai-blog/o-thixo-joburg-bahai-choir

This song was filmed and recorded in Johannesburg, South Africa, September 2017.

Here is the quotation in isiXhosa followed by the English translation and the chords:

“O Thixo, ndikokele,
Ndikusele, ndenze ndibe
Isibane, esi bengezelayo Enkwenkwezi
eqaqanbileyo
Ungu somandla isobu gangamsha”

“O God, guide me, protect me, make of me a shining lamp and a brilliant star. Thou art the Mighty and the Powerful.”
– Abdu’l-Baha

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Intro: C Am F Fm G
VERSE: C F G C F G C F G C
CHORUS: C Am F Fm G
BRIDGE: Am G C C Am G C C
ENDING: C G C G C G C G F G C

O Thixo, ndikokele,
Ndikusele, ndenze ndibe
Isibane, esi bengezelayo

(x2)

O God guide me, O protect me, and make of me a shining lamp
And a brilliant star, Thou Art the Mighty, and The Powerful

O Thixo, ndikokele,
Ndikusele, ndenze ndibe
Isibane, esi bengezelayo

Enkwenkwezi eqaqanbileyo

Ungu somandla isobu gangamsha

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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