أقرب ما دمت إلى مخلصي القدير

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1 - أقرُبُ ما دمتُ إلى
مخلصي القديرْ
ودائماً قلبِيَ في
طريقِهِ يسيرْ

2 - لما رأيتُ أولاً
جمالَهُ القُدسي
سُقِيتُ كأسَ حبِّهِ
فانتعشتْ نفسي

3 - آمُلُ يا روحَ العلي
يا ساكنَ القلبِ
إضرامَ نارِ الحبِّ في الــ
فؤادِ للربِّ

4 - فحبُهُ يجعلُني
أزهدُ في الدُّنيا
مفضلاً سُكنايَ في
ديارِهِ العُليا

5 - لا تُحزِني روحَ العلي
أجَلَّ مُرشِدِ
يا نفسِ بل سيري مع الــ
قديرِ تَسعَدي


Source: ترانيم الإيمان #263

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: William Cowper

William Cowper (pronounced "Cooper"; b. Berkampstead, Hertfordshire, England, 1731; d. East Dereham, Norfolk, England, 1800) is regarded as one of the best early Romantic poets. To biographers he is also known as "mad Cowper." His literary talents produced some of the finest English hymn texts, but his chronic depression accounts for the somber tone of many of those texts. Educated to become an attorney, Cowper was called to the bar in 1754 but never practiced law. In 1763 he had the opportunity to become a clerk for the House of Lords, but the dread of the required public examination triggered his tendency to depression, and he attempted suicide. His subsequent hospitalization and friendship with Morley and Mary Unwin provided emotional st… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: أقرب ما دمت إلى مخلصي القدير
English Title: O for a Closer Walk With God
Translator: اسعد الشدودي
Author: William Cowper
Place of Origin: Lebanon
Language: Arabic
Publication Date: 1885
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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ST. COLUMBA (Irish)


MARTYRDOM (Wilson)

MARTYRDOM was originally an eighteenth-century Scottish folk melody used for the ballad "Helen of Kirkconnel." Hugh Wilson (b. Fenwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, c. 1766; d. Duntocher, Scotland, 1824) adapted MARTYRDOM into a hymn tune in duple meter around 1800. A triple-meter version of the tune was fir…

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ترانيم مسيحية #55

تسابيح الرجاء #444

تسابيح المحبة #425

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