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من مصر كرمة نقلتها

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1 من مِصر كرمةٌ نقلتَها
طردتَ أقواماً وصنتها
هيّأتَ قبل أن تغرسها
فثَبَتتْ إذ قد حرستها

2 فروعها امتدّتْ على التلالْ
كذاك ظلها كسا الجبالْ
منها امتلا الجنوب والشمالْ
بالبَر والبحر لها اتصالْ

3 كيف جدارها هدمتَهُ
تركته وما حرستهُ
كم عابرٍ وما منعتهُ
كم مُتلفٍ وما ردعتهُ

4 أيا إله الجند عُد لنا
وانظر من السماء نحونا
تعهّدِ الكرمة مُحسِنا
بالخير يا ربَّ خلاصنا

5 تهلكُ من غضبك الشديدْ
تموت من سُخطك بل تبيدْ
فلتكن يدُك يا مجيدْ
على من اخترت من العبيدْ

Source: نظم المرامير #154

Text Information

First Line: من مصر كرمة نقلتها
Language: Arabic
Publication Date: 1987
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1987.



According to some sources, William H. Monk (PHH 332) wrote EVENTIDE for Lyte's text in ten minutes. As the story goes, Monk was attending a hymnal committee meeting for the 1861 edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern of which he was music editor. Realizing that this text had no tune, Monk sat down at t…

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نظم المرامير #154

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