شخص شريف واقف

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1 شخصٌ شريفٌ واقفُ
في الباب يقرعُ
فافتحْ له يا خائفُ
فالخوف يُنزعُ

2 يقرعُ أبوابَ العقولْ
والقلبِ والضميرْ
لأنه يبغي الدخولْ
ليُنقذَ الأسيرْ

3 فلتنفتحْ قلوبُنا
ليدخلَ الأمينْ
إذ غُفرت ذنوبنا
بدمه الثمينْ

4 يا أيها الضيف العظيمْ
يا أيها القدوسْ
أشرِقْ بنورك العميمْ
على دُجى النفوسْ

Source: كتاب الترانيم الروحية للكنائس الإنجيلية #262

Author: Joseph Grigg

Grigg, Joseph, was born in 1728, according to the D. Sedgwick’s Manuscript," but this date seems to be some six or eight years too late. He was the son of poor parents and was brought up to mechanical pursuits. In 1743 he forsook his trade and became assistant minister to the Rev. Thomas Bures, of the Presbyterian Church, Silver Street, London. On the death of Mr. Bures in 1747, he retired from the ministry, and, marrying a lady of property, look up his residence at St. Albans. He died at Walthamstow, Essex, Oct. 29, 1768. As a hymnwriter Grigg is chiefly known by two of his hymns, "Behold a stranger at the door"; and "Jesus, and can it ever be?" His hymnwriting began, it is said, at ten years of age. His published works of various kinds… Go to person page >

Translator: ابراهيم سركيس

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

Text Information

First Line: شخص شريف واقف
English Title: Behold a Stranger's at the Door
Author: Joseph Grigg
Translator: ابراهيم سركيس
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.

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