Filler
Photo of Shira

 

 

PHOTO CREDIT: Above photo by John Rickman Photography, San Jose, California.

Al Yaoum Youladou Mina Al Batoul
(Today is Born of the Virgin)

 

This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to the beautiful Arabic Christmas carol, "Al Yaoum Youladou Mina Al Batoul", which was sung by Choir of Beirut. Also included is a transliteration of the Arabic lyrics into the Roman alphabet so you can sing along if you like.

Song lyrics are provided for educational purposes. If you like the song, please purchase either the album or a download from an authorized source.

 

---------------

Listen to This Song

This performance is by the Choir of Beirut:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2AfqVNs_50

 

---------------

Lyrics

Arabic Lyrics

Arabic Transliteration

English Translation

اليوم يولد من البتول  Al yaoum, youlado mina al-batool Today is born of the Virgin
الضابط الخليقة َ بأسرها Ad-dabito el khaleeqata bi asriha Who holds all creation
بقبضته، fi qabdatih in the hollow of His hand
     
اليوم يولد من البتول  Al yaoum, youlado mina al-batool Today is born of the Virgin
الضابط الخليقة َ بأسرها Ad-dabito el khaleeqata bi asriha Who holds all creation
بقبضته، fi qabdatih in the hollow of His hand
     
اليوم يولد من البتول  Al yaoum, youlado mina al-batool Today is born of the Virgin
الضابط الخليقة َ بأسرها Ad-dabito el khaleeqata bi asriha Who holds all creation
بقبضته، fi qabdatih in the hollow of His hand
     
الذي al-lathy Which
هو بجوهره غير ملموس Howa bi jawharihi ghayiro malmoos whose essence is intangible
يدرج في الأقمطة yodrajo fi al-aqmita wrapped in swaddling clothes
كطفل qa tiflin as a babe
الإله الذي ثبت السماوات قديما منذ البدء al-ilaho al-lathi thabbat assamawati qadeeman montho el bad' God who created the heavens in the beginning
يتكؤ في مزودٍ yattadio' fi mizwadin lies in a manger
     
الذي أمطر للشعب منان في القفر Allathi amtara lish-sha'bi manan fi al qafr He who showered the people with manna in the wilderness
يثتدي (يرتدي؟؟؟) من الثديين لبنا Yartady??? Min ath-thadyiayni labana feeds on milk from his mother's breasts
     
فتنو البيعة يستدعي المجوس??? Fatano el bee'ati yastadee' el Majoos??? The bridegroom of the church calls the Magi???
وابن العذراء يستقبل منهم الهدايا Wa ibno el Athra' yastaqbilo minhomo el hadaya And the son of the Virgin receives gifts from them.
     
نسجد لميلادك أيها المسيح  Nasjodo li miladika ayoha el maseeh We worship your birth, O Christ!
نسجد لميلادك أيها المسيح  Nasjodo li miladika ayoha el maseeh We worship your birth, O Christ!
نسجد لميلادك أيها المسيح  Nasjodo li miladika ayoha el maseeh We worship your birth, O Christ!
     
فأرنا ظهورك الإلهي Fa arina thohoraka el ilahi Show us your divine face!

 

---------------

Copyright Notice

This entire web site is copyrighted. All rights reserved.

All articles, images, forms, scripts, directories, and product reviews on this web site are the property of Shira unless a different author/artist is identified. Material from this web site may not be posted on any other web site unless permission is first obtained from Shira.

Academic papers for school purposes may use information from this site only if the paper properly identifies the original article on Shira.net using appropriate citations (footnotes, end notes, etc.) and bibliography. Consult your instructor for instructions on how to do this.

If you wish to translate articles from Shira.net into a language other than English, Shira will be happy to post your translation here on Shira.net along with a note identifying you as the translator. This could include your photo and biography if you want it to. Contact Shira for more information. You may not post translations of Shira's articles on anybody else's web site, not even your own.

If you are a teacher, performer, or student of Middle Eastern dance, you may link directly to any page on this web site from either your blog or your own web site without first obtaining Shira's permission. Click here for link buttons and other information on how to link.

 

 

Explore more belly dance info:

Top >
Belly Dancing >
Middle Eastern Culture >
Index to Middle Eastern Music Section

 

Share this page!

On Facebook
 

 

 Top > Belly Dancing > Middle Eastern Culture > Index to Middle Eastern Music Section

| Contact Shira | Links | Search this Site |