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في الليلة التي بها

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1 في الليلةِ التي بها
أُسلِمَ فادينا المجيدْ
سنَّ لنا لذِكرِهِ
فريضةَ العهدِ الجديدْ

2 فإنهُ بعدَ العشا
أخذَ خبزاً وشكرْ
وبعدما باركَهُ
قال لهم لما كسَرْ

3 خُذوا كُلوا - ذا جسدي ال
مكسورُ عنكُمْ للفِدى
هذا اصنعُوهُ واذكُروا
مَوتي على طولِ المدى

4 وبعد هذا رفَعَ ال
كأسَ وقالَ إذ شكرْ
خُذوا اشربوا جميعُكُمْ
منها فذا خيرُ أثرْ

5 هذا هو دَمي الذي
يُسفَكُ غَسلاً للذُّنوبْ
خَتمٌ لعهدِ نعمةٍ
بها تُطَهرُ القلوبْ

Source: كتاب الترانيم الروحية للكنائس الإنجيلية #205

Translator: سليم عبد الأحد

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Author: John Morison

Morison, John, D.D., was born in Aberdeenshire in 1749. He studied at the University of Aberdeen (King's College), where he graduated M.A. in 1771. In 1780 he became parish minister of Canisbay, Caithness. He received the degree of D.D. from the University of Edinburgh in 1792. He died at Canisbay, June 12, 1798. He was one of the members added on May 26, 1781, to the Committee appointed by the General Assembly of 1775 to revise the Translations and Paraphrases of 1745. To him are ascribed Nos. 19, 21, 29, 30 and 35, in the 1781 collection, and he is said to have been joint author with John Logan of Nos. 27 and 28. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: في الليلة التي بها
English Title: 'Twas on That Night When Doomed to Know
Translator: سليم عبد الأحد
Author: John Morison
Language: Arabic
Publication Date: 1913
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



After various tunes had been set to this text, Gladden insisted on the use of MARYTON. Composed by H. Percy Smith (b. Malta, 1825; d. Bournemouth, Hampshire, England, 1898), the tune was originally published as a setting for John Keble's "Sun of My Soul" in Arthur S. Sullivan's Church Hymns with Tun…

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Edward Miller (b. Norwich, England, 1735; d. Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, 1807) adapted ROCKINGHAM from an earlier tune, TUNEBRIDGE, which had been published in Aaron Williams's A Second Supplement to Psalmody in Miniature (c. 1780). ROCKINGHAM has long associations in Great Britain and North Amer…

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