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ما أبهج اليوم الذي آمنت فيه بالمسيح

ما أبهج اليوم الذي آمنت فيه بالمسيح

Transaltor: جورج فورد; Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 3 hymnals

Full Text

1 ما أبهجَ اليومَ الذي
آمنتُ فيه بالمسيحْ
أضحى سُروري كاملاً
ورنَّ صوتي بالمديحْ

حُبي لفاديَّ المجيدْ
يوماً فيوماً سيزيدْ
عمرٌ جديدْ - يومٌ سعيدْ
يومُ اختصاصي بالوحيدْ

2 بجاذبِ الحبِّ أتى
فيا لَحُبٍّ فائقِ
وردَّني إلى الهُدى
بفضلِ عهدٍ صادقِ

3 سعادةٌ من السما
حلّت على هذا الفقيرْ
طوباكَ يا قلبي ابتهِجْ
وقُم بنذرك الخطيرْ

4 يا نِعمَ عهدا ضمَّني
إلى مُخلصي الأمينْ
إني لربي وهْو لي
دوماً لدهرِ الداهرينْ

5 يا ربِّ ثبِّتني وكُنْ
مُمتلكاً إرادتي
درِّب حياتي سيدي
في منهجِ القداسةِ

Source: كتاب الترانيم الروحية للكنائس الإنجيلية #191

Transaltor: جورج فورد

George Edward Ford, son of an American Missionary, was born in Aleppo, Syria, and lived in Sidon. There he founded the National Evangelical Institute for Girls & boys, along with Rev. William King Eddy, on the 1st Dec. 1881 He died in 1928. جورج فورد دكتور. ولد بحلب في العام 1851، ونشأ بسورية، وسكن صيداء وأسس فيها مدرسة الفنون والصنائع. توفي بعين حلوة 1928 Go to person page >

Author: Philip Doddridge

Doddridge, Philip, D.D., was born in London, June 26, 1702. His grandfather was one of the ministers under the Commonwealth, who were ejected in 1662. His father was a London oilman. He was offered by the Duchess of Bedford an University training for ordination in the Church of England, but declined it. He entered Mr. Jennings's non-conformist seminary at Kibworth instead; preached his first sermon at Hinckley, to which Mr. Jennings had removed his academy. In 1723 he was chosen pastor at Kibworth. In 1725 he changed his residence to Market Harborough, still ministering at Kibworth. The settled work of his life as a preceptor and divine began in 1729, with his appointment to the Castle Hill Meeting at Northampton, and continued till in the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: ما أبهج اليوم الذي آمنت فيه بالمسيح
English Title: O Happy Day, that Fixed My Choice
Transaltor: جورج فورد
Author: Philip Doddridge
Language: Arabic
Refrain First Line: حبي لفادي المجيد
Publication Date: 1913
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


[O happy day that fixed my choice] (Rimbault)

This tune is likely the work of the composers named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list above. William J. Reynolds, in his Companion to Baptist Hymnal (1976) writes as follows: “Happy Day appeared in William McDonald’s Wesleyan Sacred Harp (Boston, 1854),…

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STELLA (English)

First published in Henri Frederick Hemy's Easy Hymn Tunes for Catholic Schools (1851), STELLA was a folk tune from northern England that Hemy heard sung by children in Stella, a village near Newcastle-upon-Tyme. In modified bar form (AA'B), the tune has an interesting rhythmic structure. Antiphonal…

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