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يا ترى أي صديق

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1 يا تُرى أيُّ صديقٍ
مثلُ فادينا الحبيبْ
يحملُ الآثامَ عنا
وكذا الهمَّ المذيبْ
يا لإِنعامٍ تسامى
مِن لدُنْ ربِّ النجاهْ
إننا نلقي عليهِ
كلَّ حِملٍ بالصلاهْ

2 كم لقِينا من كروبٍ
واكتئاباتٍ الحياهْ
حيث لم نُلقِ عليهِ
كلَّ حملٍ بالصلاهْ
هل تجاريبٌ وضيقٌ
مثلَ أمواجِ المياهْ
لاطمتنا ورمتنا
فعلينا بالصلاهْ

3 هل صديقٌ كيسوعٍ
قادرٌ بَرٌّ أمينْ
ورقيقُ القلبِ يرثي
لبلاءِ المؤمنينْ
فإذا كنا غُلِبنا
من جرا حملِ الهمومْ
فلْنُصَلِّ ليسوعٍ
نجدِ النصرَ العظيمْ

Source: كتاب الترانيم الروحية للكنائس الإنجيلية #72

Translator: اسعد الشدودي

Asaad Ibrahim alShdudi, 1826-1906 A Lebanese-born Mathematician, who studied and later worked at the American University of Beirut. أسعد إبراهيم الشدودي Go to person page >

Author: Joseph Scriven

Scriven, Joseph. Mr. Sankey, in his My Life and Sacred Songs, 1906, p. 279, says that Scriven was b. in Dublin in 1820, was a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, and went to Canada when he was 25, and died there at Port Hope, on Lake Ontario, in 1886. His hymn:— What a Friend we have in Jesus. [Jesus our Friend] was, according to Mr. Sankey, discovered to be his in the following manner: "A neighbour, sitting up with him in his illness, happened upon a manuscript of 'What a Friend we have in Jesus.' Reading it with great delight, and questioning Mr. Scriven about it, he said he had composed it for his mother, to comfort her in a time of special eorrow, not intending any one else should see it." We find the hymn in H. 1... Hastings's S… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: يا ترى أي صديق
English Title: What a Friend
Translator: اسعد الشدودي
Author: Joseph Scriven
Language: Arabic
Publication Date: 1885
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



CONVERSE (also "Erie", named for the city in Pennsylvania where the composer lived for many years) was written in 1868 and published two years later in his Silver Wings under the pseudonym Karl Reden. The tune has also been called "Friendship." Born in Warren, Massachusetts, on October 7, 1832, Char…

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