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ما أحسن الجموع

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1 ما أحسَنَ الجُموعْ
في موضِعِ الصلاهْ
تَنفي مِنَ العينِ الهُجوعْ
محبةُّ الإلهْ

2 ما أحسن السُّجودْ
للهِ بالوَرَعْ
فإنه ربُّ الوُجودْ
والكلَّ قد صَنعْ

3 ما أحسن الجلوسْ
في بيتِهِ المنيرْ
تحيا به كلُّ النفوسْ
لأنه القديرْ

4 يا أيها الأنامْ
قوموا ورنِّموا
وكرِّروا على الدوامْ
حمداً وعظموا

5 أُحِبُّ أن أكونْ
بينَ المرَنِّمينْ
في حضرة الآبِ الحنونْ
هناكَ كلَّ حينْ

Source: كتاب الترانيم الروحية للكنائس الإنجيلية #52

Translator: ابراهيم سركيس

Ibrahim Sarkis, Lebanese poet and historian. He managed the American Press in Beirut. إبراهيم بن خطار سركيس Go to person page >

Author: Timothy Dwight

Dwight, Timothy, D.D. This is the most important name in early American hymnology, as it is also one of the most illustrious in American literature and education. He was born at Northampton, Massachusetts, May 14, 1752, and graduated at Yale College, 1769; was a tutor there from 1771 to 1777. He then became for a short time a chaplain in the United States Army, but passed on in 1783 to Fairfield, Connecticut, where he held a pastorate, and taught in an Academy, till his appointment, in 1795, as President of Yale College. His works are well known, and need no enumeration. He died at New Haven, Jan. 11, 1817. In 1797 the General Association of Connecticut, being dissatisfied with Joel Barlow's 1785 revision of Watts, requested Dwight to do th… Go to person page >

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First Line: ما أحسن الجموع
English Title: I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord
Translator: ابراهيم سركيس
Author: Timothy Dwight
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.


ST. THOMAS (Williams)

ST. THOMAS is actually lines 5 through 8 of the sixteen-line tune HOLBORN, composed by Aaron Williams (b. London, England, 1731; d. London, 1776) and published in his Collection (1763, 1765) as a setting for Charles Wesley's text "Soldiers of Christ, Arise" (570). The harmonization is by Lowell Maso…

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