HANDSTOGETHER

the music of Daniel Bath

 

Lab pe ati hai dua banke tamanna meri (my wish comes to my lips as a prayer)

sung in Urdu by Parkinson Lane Singers

Lab pe aati hai dua ban ke tamanna meri

A wish comes to my lips as a prayer

 

Zindagi shama ki surat ho Khudaya meri

That my life will be a shining light, my God

 

Ho mere dum se yohe mere watan ki zeenat

That my efforts will make my country beautiful

 

jistara phool se hoti hai chaman ki zeenat

like a flower makes the garden beautiful

 

zindagi ho meri parwaane ki soorat ya rab

that my life will be like a moth, drawn to the light, o Lord

 

Ilm ki shama se ho mujko mohabat ya rab

that my desire will be for wisdom

 

ho mera kaam ghareebon ki himayat karna

that my work will be to help the poor

 

darmandon se, Zaeefon se mohabat karna

that my desire will be to ease suffering

 

mere Allah ! buraee se bachana mujhko

My God! save me from evil

 

naik jo raah ho us rah pe chalana mujhko

may your light guide me along the right path

 

by Dr. Allama Iqbal

 

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