“Abdool Meseeh's Hymn”

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Abdool Meseeh's Hymn.

We hope that some of our young friends know, and can repeat, that beautiful hymn of good Abdool Meseeh, which we print below, but we hope, also, they are able to do more than repeat it, we mean feel it. Abdool was a Mohammedan, but was converted by the Spirit of God on reading a New Testament, in Persion, which was given him by the Rev. Henry Martyn. He was baptized in Calcutta, by the name of Abdool Meseeh, which means Servant of Christ. Some time after this, he was ordained a minister of the Gospel, by Bishop Herber, but he did not live long afterwards. He died in March 1827. On his death bed he sung the hymn we have referred to, which he had composed a short time before. Of course, it was not in English, but the translation made is quite a faithful one.

Beloved Savior let not me
In thy kind heart forgotten be:
Of all that deck the field or bower,
Thou art the fairest, sweetest flower.
Youth's morn has fled, old age comes on
But sin distracts my soul alone:
Beloved Savior let not me
In thy kind heart forgotten be.

Digital Publication Details

Title: “Abdool Meseeh's Hymn”

Creator(s): Anonymous; [Abdul] Meseeh

Publication date: (1856) 2022

Digital publishers: One More Voice, COVE

Critical encoding: Kenneth C. Crowell, Cassie Fletcher, Jocelyn Spoor, Adrian S. Wisnicki

One More Voice identifier: liv_026009

Cite (Chicago Author-Date): Anonymous, and [Abdul] Meseeh. (1856) 2022. “Abdool Meseeh’s Hymn.” Edited by Kenneth C. Crowell, Cassie Fletcher, and Jocelyn Spoor. In “BIPOC Voices,” One More Voice, solidarity edition; Collaborative Organization for Virtual Education (COVE). https://onemorevoice.org/html/bipoc-voices/digital-editions-amd/liv_026009_HTML.html.

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