إهدني يا رب إني تهت في قفر العمى

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1 إهدني يا ربُّ إني
تهت في قفر العمى
يا قديرُ انظرْ لضعفي
وانتشلني مُنعما
وأذقني وأذقني
مُشبعا خبزَ السما

2 إفتحِ النبعَ المُصَفّى
حيث أمواهُ الرِّوى
ترتوي منه نفوسٌ
تبتغي سُبْلَ الهدى
يا مُنَجي يا مُنجي
كن سلاحي والقُوى

3 أيها الغالبُ قهراً
هولَ موتٍ وجحيمْ
أجِزِ العبد سليماً
لحياةٍ ونعيمْ
لك يُهدي لك يُهدي
كلَّ مجد مُستَديمْ

Source: كتاب الترانيم الروحية للكنائس الإنجيلية #51

Author: Peter Williams

Peter Williams (b. Llansadurnin, Carmarthanshire, Wales, 1722; d. Llandyfeilog, Wales, 1796) was converted to Christianity by the preaching of George Whitefield and was ordained in the Church of England in 1744. His evangelical convictions soon made him suspect, however, and he left the state church to join the Calvinist Methodists in 1746. He served as an itinerant preacher for many years and was a primary figure in the Welsh revival of the eighteenth century. After being expelled by the Methodists in 1791 on a charge of heresy, he ministered in his own chapel during the last years of his life. He published the first Welsh Bible commentary (1767-1770) and a Bible concordance (1773); he was also one of the annotators for John Canne's Welsh… Go to person page >

Translator: Nasif Yaziji ناصيف اليازجي

Nasif al-Yaziji (March 25, 1800 – February 8, 1871) was a Lebanese author at the times of the Ottoman Empire and father of Ibrahim al-Yaziji. He was one of the leading figures in the Nahda movement. We was a poet, wrote and translated many hymns, and helped in translating the complete Bible into Arabic. ناصيف بن عبد الله بن جنبلاط بن سعد اليازجي (25 مارس 1800 - 8 فبراير 1871)، أديب وشاعر لبناني ولد في قرية كفر شيما، من قرى الساحل اللبناني في 25 آذار سنة 1800 م في أسرة اليازجي التي نبغ كثير من أفرادها في الفكر والأدب، وأصله من حمص. لعب دورا كبيرا في إعاد… Go to person page >

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First Line: إهدني يا رب إني تهت في قفر العمى
English Title: Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
Author: Peter Williams
Translator: Nasif Yaziji ناصيف اليازجي
Place of Origin: Lebanon
Language: Arabic
Publication Date: 1873
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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CWM RHONDDA

The popularity of Williams's text ("Guide me, O thou great Jehovah") is undoubtedly aided by its association with CWM RHONDDA, composed in 1905 by John Hughes (b. Dowlais, Glamorganshire, Wales, 1873; d. Llantwit Fardre, Wales, 1932) during a church service for a Baptist Cymanfa Ganu (song festival)…

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