569. As-salamŭ' alajkum (Paco Dia al vi)

1. As-salamŭ' alajkum, as-salamŭ' alajkum,
As-salamŭ' alajkum!
Ualaikum' salam'!

2. Paco Dia al vi, paco Dia al vi,
Paco Dia al vi!
Kaj al vi ja estu pac'!

3. La ŝalomo al vi, la ŝalomo al vi,
La ŝalomo al vi,
Al vi estu la ŝalom'!

4. As-salamŭ' alajkum, as-salamŭ' alajkum,
As-salamŭ' alajkum!
Ualaikum' salam'!

Text Information
First Line: As-salamŭ' alajkum
Title: As-salamŭ' alajkum (Paco Dia al vi)
Author: Ros' Haruo (2001)
Publication Date: 2009
Scripture: Colossians 1:2
Topic: Peace and Well-being
Source: Traditional Arabic greeting
Language: Arabic (romanized); Esperanto
Tune Information
Name: OLD-TIME RELIGION
Composer: Anonima usona melodio
Source: Anonymous US melody


Text Information:

"After the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, I joined the "Watchful Eyes" program of the Church Council of Greater Seattle, which posted Christian observers at two local places of worship — one mosque and one Sikh meeting-place — whose members feared potential acts of vengeful violence. I served there eight times, for a total of more than 25 hours, including one night when I was the only one there from midnight until 6 a.m. That isolated duty motivated me to sing, and during those hours this little song entered my mind."


Media
MIDI file: Old-time Religion
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