يا مانحا نور الهدى

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1 يا مانحاً نورَ الهُدى
بنور حقِّك القويمْ
ومُحيِياً أهلَ الفدى
بحب فادينا الكريمْ
باركْ جميع المُرشدينْ
وكل مُصغٍ يسمعُ
أنِرْ جميع المؤمنينْ
بنور برٍّ يسطعُ

2 أُسكب على المُعلِّمينْ
روح المُعلّمِ العظيمْ
سدِّد خُطاهم كل حين
في سُبُلِ الحق القويمْ
وهَبْ لكل السامعينْ
فهماً وقلباً طاهرا
هذا هِباتُ المؤمنينْ
تمنحُ مجداً باهرا

3 بارك على الراعي كما
تهدي وتحفظُ القطيعْ
وأعطهم مُلكَ السما
متى انتهى العمرُ السريعْ
يا رب هَب أن نرتدي
بالبر في هذا الحياه
مجدُ السماءِ يبتدي
في الأرضِ من قبلِ الوفاه

Source: كتاب الترانيم الروحية للكنائس الإنجيلية #183

Author: John Armstrong

Armstrong, John, D.D., eldest son of Dr. Armstrong, a physician, was born at Wearmouth, Aug. 22, 1813, and educated at Charterhouse, and Lincoln College, Oxford, B.A. 1836. Taking Holy Orders in 1837, he was Curate of Alford, 1837; Priest-vicar of Exeter Cathedral, 1841; Rector of St. Paul's, Exeter, 1843; Vicar of Tidenham, 1845; and Bishop of Grahamstown, 1853. He died May 16, 1856. His Memoirs, by T. T. Carter, were published in 1857. He published The Pastor in his Closet, in 1847. In it appeared his hymn "O Thou Who makest souls to shine," (Ember Days) in 3 stanzas of 8 lines. It is given in the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Church Hymns, 1871; Thring's Collection, 1882, &c. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendi… Go to person page >

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First Line: يا مانحا نور الهدى
English Title: O Thou Who Makest Souls to Shine
Author: John Armstrong
Language: Arabic
Publication Date: 1913
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

Tune

[He leadeth me, O blessed thought]

After seeing Gilmore's text in the Boston Watchman and Reflector, William B. Bradbury (PHH 114) composed AUCHTON for those words. Bradbury arranged the text into a stanza/refrain structure, added the final line of the refrain, and published the hymn in his The Golden Censor in 1864. AUCHTON (also kn…

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