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Pope Shenouda Intercede For Us

by on Mar.25, 2013, under Audio, Coptic, Coptic Hymn, Media, Song

This effort was the undertaking of many people and is presented by St. George and St. Shenouda, Jersey City, NJ.  The music was originally composed by Fr. David Bebawy. Lyrics by Mark Semaan and Sarah Bibawy.  Produced by: John Bibawy, Anesti Production Studios.  Mena Barsoum on the Oud. Cover Art by Andrew Ayad. Video Editor David Yousef.  Vocals by Sarah Bibawy, David Badie, Youstina Soliman, David Bebawy, and John Bibawy.  Special thanks to all those who participated in this project. May Pope Shenouda watch over us and intercede for us before the Lord’s throne.

Pope Shenouda Intercede For Us

Download: Pope Shenouda Intercede For Us.mp3

Source: https://soundcloud.com/john-bibawy/pope-shenouda-intercede-for-us

A Song Written to Commemorate H.H. Pope Shenouda III on the 1st Anniversary of His Departure

1 – With our love we commemorate
The memory of our Coptic Saint
Teacher; Monk; then Patriarch
Our dear Pope Shenouda

Refrain: O Pope Shenouda, intercede for us,
Before the throne of our Lord Jesus Christ,
And watch over your children

2 – You were born Nazeer Gayed
A simple, humble life you led
You lived a life of peace and truth
Our dear Pope Shenouda

3 – To fast and pray you left the world
Consecrating your life to our Lord
You took the name Antonious
Our dear Pope Shenouda

4 – Enthroned on the See of Saint Mark
Called to be our Pope and Patriarch
Forty years shepherding your flock
Our dear Pope Shenouda

5 – In books and sermons you shared the Word
You taught us the love of our Lord
You spread the faith to all the Earth
Our dear Pope Shenouda

6 – Your words of wisdom, always strong
Remind us to Christ we belong
Your poetry so passionate
Our dear Pope Shenouda

7 –Your tender heart and smiling face
With love, your children you embraced
Your laughter and your words so sweet
Our dear Pope Shenouda

[A virtuous life you led; holding fast to the Lord
A virtuous life you led; spread His love across the world] x2
[All over the world, the gospel was heard]x2
[Pope Ava Shenouda, the Third] x3

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Daniel Yousef – Oh Beloved

by on Mar.20, 2013, under Audio, Coptic, Coptic Hymn, Media, Song

A song about the Passion of Christ.  It truly touches the soul and aches the heart.

Daniel Yousef – Oh Beloved

Download: Daniel Yousef – Oh Beloved.mp3

Source: https://soundcloud.com/dmyousef-1/oh-beloved

Lyrics for Oh Beloved

1- Oh beloved, oh beloved; nailed unto the cross for me
O what sin hast Thou committed; Thou who callest all to be.
Oh beloved, wish that I could; spend the rest of life with Thee
Worshipping Thine holy passion, crucifying the flesh for Thee.

2- Daughter of Zion behold Me; stricken and smitten for Thee
Friend and kin, me have forsaken; there is none to comfort me.
All alone I’ll tread the winepress, all alone I’ll drink the cup
Shedding my blood for Thee to ransom, and my flesh for Thee to sup.

3- I was bound, and I was smitten, and they did spit in my face.
I was stripped, and I was scourged, I was condemned in your place.
Your sins became my crown of thorns; Oh that you would understand
Everytime you sin a new, it’s one more nail in my hand.

4- Like a lamb brought to the slaughter, like a dumb sheep to be sheered.
King, Creator, Lord, and Master, by His creatures, mocked and jeered.
Despised, rejected, with grief acquainted, and of men was not esteemed.
Bruised and wounded, sore afflicted, yet, with His stripes we were healed.

5- Lord create in us a fountain; that with tears will ever flow.
And a heart contrite and broken, and the spirit within renew.
Oh that we could shed the tears over Thy feet pierced and bruised
Oh that we always remember, for our sins Thou wert abused.

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Memorial Song for Pope Shenouda III

by on Mar.16, 2013, under Audio, Coptic, Coptic Hymn, Media, Song

A song written in memorial of the life of H.H. Pope Shenouda III, the 117th Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria.  The song was composed by Mark Semaan and was recorded for the One Year Memorial of the departure of our beloved Pope Shenouda III.  May Pope Shenouda watch over us and intercede for us before the Lord’s throne.

David Bebawy – O Pope Shenouda

Download: David Bebawy – O Pope Shenouda.mp3

Source: https://soundcloud.com/dbebawy/o-pope-shenouda

Lyrics for O Pope Shenouda – Composed by Mark Semaan

REFRAIN:  O Pope Shenouda, O our father, and our shepherd, who showed us Christ.

You were a teacher, for everyone, you became a preacher, for the Only Son.

You left the world, to be with your God, and you sold all, and followed Christ.

In love you succeeded, in fasting you excelled, in prayers you pleaded, and to Christ you held.

You were chosen, by Our Savior, to become our Pope, and our leader.

You were a writer, a man of words, and you’re light was brighter, than the whole world.

You saw persecution, you saw tribulation, yet your love for Christ, was not moved or shaken.

You fought the good fight, you finished the race, you have gained Christ, and have joined the saints.

Intercede for us, before the Lord’s throne, we your children, as we also say.

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