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إن خصم النفس يشهر

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1 إنَّ خصمَ النفسِ يَشهَرْ
صارِمَ القِتالْ
وهو كالآسادِ يزأرْ
يبتغي النِّزالْ

ها المسيحُ الربُّ قادِمْ
فاحفظوا الحُصونْ
لا تخافوا من مهاجِمْ
ظالمٍ خَؤونْ

2 إن أعداء الصلاحِ
في الوغي أسود
فعليكم بالسلاحِ
أيها الجنود

3 رايةُ الإيمانِ تُرفَعْ
والنفيرُ صاحْ
والحسامُ الحقُّ يلمعْ
والنجاحُ لاحْ

4 حربُنا العُظمى تشُبُّ
كاللظى الشديدْ
إنما الفادي المحبُّ
قائدٌ مَجيدْ

5 نعمةُ الربِّ العظيمهْ
ضعفَنا تُعينْ
كيف نخشى مِن هزيمهْ
نصرُنا مُبينْ

Source: كتاب الترانيم الروحية للكنائس الإنجيلية #387

Translator: سليم كساب

Saleem Ibn Elias Kassab سليم بن إلياس كساب Go to person page >

Author: P. P. Bliss

Bliss, Philip, b. at Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1838. In 1864 he went to Chicago in the employ of Dr. George F. Root, the musician, where he was engaged in conducting musical Institutes, and in composing Sunday School melodies. Originally a Methodist, he became, about 1871, a choirman of the First Congregational Church, Chicago, and the Superintendent of its Sunday Schools. In 1874 he joined D. W. Whittle in evangelical work. To this cause he gave (although a poor man) the royalty of his Gospel Songs, which was worth some thirty thousand dollars. His death was sudden. It occurred in the railway disaster at Ashtabula, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1876. ... Some of his verses have obtained wide popularity in most English-speaking countries. T… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: إن خصم النفس يشهر
English Title: Hold the Fort
Translator: سليم كساب
Author: P. P. Bliss
Language: Arabic
Refrain First Line: ها المسيح الرب قادم
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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