Ridvan video and chords

Ridvan video and chords

A few years ago I released a song in honor of the Festival of Ridvan titled‘Rejoice with Exceeding Gladness’.  The song was originally composed in 6 languages! Since then we have recorded the piece in 17 language versions with talented musicians around the world!

Click on the languages below to download the songs as gifts! Each of the 17 shortened versions of the Ridvan song can be downloaded separately.  Please spread the word to your friends!


English – Elika Mahony

Swahili – Auntieclare Rezin

German – Nasim Anayati Maani

Chinese – Wang Jia Ni 王佳妮

French – Elika Mahony

Spanish – Ali Youssefi

Arabic – Sonbol Taefi

Portuguese – Eric Harper

Japanese – Angela Owens

Swedish – Ann-Sofie Wensbo

Russian – Varya Sanina-Garmroud

Italian – Elika Mahony

Mongolian – Uranbileg Gantumur and Misheel Ruhiya Sanchir

Thai – Kanda Khiangamorn 

Hindi – Vasanthi Shenoy 

Ukrainian – Karina Kalter

MalayNishana Lynn Rajan

Instrumental version for you to use in your own community.


Click here to listen to or download any or all of the Ridvan songs.



Chords for the Ridvan Song

Below are the chords for the song ‘Rejoice with exceeding gladness’. Enjoy!


Videos of the Ridvan Song

Below is a video for the Ridvan song that my talented friend Glenn Franco Simmons created of communities from around the world engaged in service.  I hope you enjoy it!  Click here to watch it or watch below.



Below is the link to another Ridvan video created with Temples from around the world.



Ridvan video playlist on Youtube


Enjoy a Ridvan video playlist of all the songs in 16 languages on Youtube.


Youtube playlist of Ridvan videos and songs - Elika Mahony



Ridvan videos in separate languages

Most of the languages are also available as separate videos. Please see below an example of one in English.

A special thanks Larry Magee who played the guitars and to Jarome Matthew for editing all the languages and making sure they were mixed and mastered to sound alike. I’m also extremely grateful to Adeeb Afshar for sharing several of his beautiful photos from the Ridvan garden, to Naseem Majzoub for the beautiful photo of the blue bench that Bahá’u’lláh used to sit on and also Shira Trick for her lovely video of the fountain.  



Below are all the language videos available on YouTube. Enjoy!

Watch ALL the videos on Youtube!

1. Ridvan video in English

2. Ridvan video in Italian

3. Ridvan video in Arabic

4. Ridvan video in Japanese

5. Ridvan video in Swedish

6. Ridvan video in Portuguese

7. Ridvan video in Chinese

8. Ridvan video in French

9. Ridvan video in German

10. Ridvan video in Swahili

11. Ridvan video in Spanish

12. Ridvan video in Mongolian

13. Ridvan video in Russian

14. Ridvan video in Hindi

15. Ridvan video in Thai

16. Ridvan video in Ukrainian

17. Ridvan video in Malay

Ridvan song - Elika Mahony

The Songs are a Gift to you

The songs are a gift to you.  Even though the link says ‘Buy Now’ on the website you can download it as a gift (just enter 0 in the amount). As there were production costs, there is an option for donation.  Just enter whatever amount you wish.  Download the songs here.

Thanks to my Patrons, I’m able to make these songs available as gift downloads in 17 languages for friends to enjoy for Ridvan!

If you are interested in becoming a Patron, you can learn more here.

I would like to thank all the friends who were a part of this project and who graciously recorded their voices so that these songs could be shared and downloaded as gifts for you!  

Lyrics for Rejoice with Exceeding Gladness


    Errol Dillon April 30, 2024Reply

    You went into another stratosphere with your latest creation! Congratulations

      Elika June 4, 2024Reply

      Thank you so much dear Errol.

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