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الليل منته دنا النهار

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1 الليلُ منتهٍ دنا النهارْ
وكوكبُ الصبحِ بدا الآنا
ومجدُ وجهِ الربِّ قد أنارْ
إقبالُهُ في المجدِ قد حانا

الليلُ منتهٍ دنا النهارْ
وكوكبُ الصبحِ بدا الآنا

2 ما أبهجَ اليومَ الذي فيهِ
يجيءُ ربُّ المجدِ فادينا
فيه بتهليلٍ نُلاقيهِ
وهْو بترحيبٍ يلاقينا

3 حينئذٍ نُلَبَّسُ التيجانْ
للملكِ مع فادي الورى الجبارْ
من بعدِ ما ذُقنا مِن الأحزانْ
والضيقِ من أجلِ اسمِه والعارْ

4 فاستنظروه يا بني الإيمان
لا بد أن يجيءَ عن قريبْ
فتنظُروا مخلصَ الإنسانْ
ومن قضى عنا على الصليبْ

Source: كتاب الترانيم الروحية للكنائس الإنجيلية #90a

Translator: اسعد الشدودي

Asaad Ibrahim alShdudi, 1826-1906 A Lebanese-born Mathematician, who studied and later worked at the American University of Beirut. أسعد إبراهيم الشدودي Go to person page >

Author: John Byrom

John Byrom was born in 1691, at Manchester, where his father was a linen-draper. He entered Trinity College, Cambridge, 1708; became a Fellow of the College in 1714; took his M.A. in 1716, and then proceeded to Montpelier, where he studied medicine. He afterwards abandoned medicine, settled in London, and obtained his living by teaching a system of shorthand, which he had projected. He was elected a member of the Royal Society in 1724. He died Sept. 28, 1763. The first edition of Byrom's poems appeared in 1773, in two volumes. A more complete edition was published in 1814. Byrom did not seek publicity as an author, but wrote verses only for recreation. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: الليل منته دنا النهار
English Title: Christians, Awake, Salute the Happy Morn
Translator: اسعد الشدودي
Author: John Byrom
Language: Arabic
Refrain First Line: الليل منته دنا النهار
Publication Date: 1885
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



John Wainwright (b. Stockport, England, 1723; d. Stockport, 1768) wrote YORKSHIRE for [the] text [Christian's awake, salute the happy morn, by John Byrom] in 1750. The tune was first sung on Christmas Day, 1750, in the parish church of Stockport; it was first published in Caleb Ashworth's Collection…

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