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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 ال
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 ال
قديرِ تَسعَدي

Source: كتاب الترانيم الروحية للكنائس الإنجيلية #64

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

Cowper, William, the poet. The leading events in the life of Cowper are: born in his father's rectory, Berkhampstead, Nov. 26, 1731; educated at Westminster; called to the Bar, 1754; madness, 1763; residence at Huntingdon, 1765; removal to Olney, 1768; to Weston, 1786; to East Dereham, 1795; death there, April 25, 1800. The simple life of Cowper, marked chiefly by its innocent recreations and tender friendships, was in reality a tragedy. His mother, whom he commemorated in the exquisite "Lines on her picture," a vivid delineation of his childhood, written in his 60th year, died when he was six years old. At his first school he was profoundly wretched, but happier at Westminster; excelling at cricket and football, and numbering Warren Hasti… 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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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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