يا رب طفل قد أتاك

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1 يا ربنا طفلٌ أتاك
رجاء وعد يُمتَلكْ
فاكتب له اسماً في سماك
لكي يكون الدهرَ لكْ

2 اغسلهُ من كل الذنوب
واجعله ذا قلب جديدْ
أنت على سَتر العيوب
تقدر إن كنت تريدْ

3 لا نبتغي مجدَ الرُّتَبْ
له ولا المالَ الجسيمْ
لكن خُلاصةُ الطلبْ
أن يكرمَ اسمكَ العظيمْ

4 بحسن إيمان دخلْ
يروم حفظَك الأمينْ
وعند أقدام الحملْ
مُلقىً فيا نِعمَ المعينْ


Source: نظم المرامير #425

Translator: ناصيف اليازجي

Nasif al-Yaziji (March 25, 1800 – February 8, 1871) was a Lebanese author at the times of the Ottoman Empire and father of Ibrahim al-Yaziji. He was one of the leading figures in the Nahda movement. We was a poet, wrote and translated many hymns, and helped in translating the complete Bible into Arabic. ناصيف بن عبد الله بن جنبلاط بن سعد اليازجي (25 مارس 1800 - 8 فبراير 1871)، أديب وشاعر لبناني ولد في قرية كفر شيما، من قرى الساحل اللبناني في 25 آذار سنة 1800 م في أسرة اليازجي التي نبغ كثير من أفرادها في الفكر والأدب، وأصله من حمص. لعب دورا كبيرا في إعاد… Go to person page >

Author: Anne Steele

Anne Steele was born at Broughton, Hampshire, in 1717. Her father was a timber merchant, and at the same time officiated as the lay pastor of the Baptist Society at Broughton. Her mother died when she was 3. At the age of 19 she became an invalid after injuring her hip. At the age of 21 she was engaged to be married but her fiance drowned the day of the wedding. On the occasion of his death she wrote the hymn "When I survey life's varied scenes." After the death of her fiance she assisted her father with his ministry and remained single. Despite her sufferings she maintained a cheerful attitude. She published a book of poetry Poems on subjects chiefly devotional in 1760 under the pseudonym "Theodosia." The remaining works were published a… Go to person page >

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HAMBURG

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) composed HAMBURG (named after the German city) in 1824. The tune was published in the 1825 edition of Mason's Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Church Music. Mason indicated that the tune was based on a chant in the first Gregorian tone. HAMBURG is a very simple tune with…

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[Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer] (Bradbury)


UXBRIDGE (Mason)


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