إذ لا أرى وجه الحبيب

إذ لا أرى وجه الحبيب

Author: John Newton
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 - إذ لا أرى وجهَ الحبيبْ
النورُ عندي كالظلامْ
والشمسُ تبدو في المَغيبْ
محجوبةً خلفَ الغَمامْ

2 – لكن متى الفادي العجيبْ
أبدى المُحيّا بابتسامْ
تصفو حياتي بل تطيْ

3 - إن ضاء فـيَّ نورُهُ
لم يحجُبِ الشمسَ الغروبْ
بل كان لي حضورُهُ
حلواً شفى القلبَ التعوبْ

Source: تسابيح روحية #10

Author: John Newton

John Newton (b. London, England, 1725; d. London, 1807) was born into a Christian home, but his godly mother died when he was seven, and he joined his father at sea when he was eleven. His licentious and tumul­tuous sailing life included a flogging for attempted desertion from the Royal Navy and captivity by a slave trader in West Africa. After his escape he himself became the captain of a slave ship. Several factors contributed to Newton's conversion: a near-drowning in 1748, the piety of his friend Mary Catlett, (whom he married in 1750), and his reading of Thomas à Kempis' Imitation of Christ. In 1754 he gave up the slave trade and, in association with William Wilberforce, eventually became an ardent abolitionist. After becoming a tide… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: إذ لا أرى وجه الحبيب
English Title: How Tedious and Tasteless
Author: John Newton
Language: Arabic

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