Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Take My Hand...(nader khan)

"Take my hand, come with me
Take your time, but don’t you see
That your ways, won’t set you free

Take my hand, come with me
Take a look, inside the door
Of my heart, you’ll see for sure
That my love, for you is pure

Take my hand, come with me
I won’t judge, won’t put you down
While you lie, down on the ground
Take your time, I’ll hang around

Take my hand, come with me
I don’t know how I would fare
If your trials, I was to bear
But your burden, do let me share

Take my hand, come with me
Take this hate out of your heart
It’s alright that we’ve grown apart
Let’s give this thing a brand new start

Take my hand, come with me
Turn your anger, your glowing rage
Against yourself, break out of the cage
Write your story, on a brand new page

Take my hand, come with me
I won’t shout, I’ll stay composed
This is where, you need me most
It’s not too late, the door hasn’t closed

Take my hand, come with me
And if i stumble, as I walk with you
I’ll take your hand, oh I’ll come with you
I’ll need your strength, to pull me through
But now take my hand, and now come with me"


A song based on a story cited by Imam Ghazali in his book “Duties of Brotherhood in Islam”, translated into English by Muhtar Holland. The story is of two friends from an ancient Jewish community, and deals with their lifestyle of devotion and worship, how one of them goes astray, and how his friend takes him by the hand, back to his original path.

2 comments:

Nader Khan said...

Thanks for the plug. Hope you didn’t have to type out the lyrics - they're available online.

Glad you're enjoying the album. Pray that I'm able to pull through with the next one according to schedule.

was Salam
Nader

Maryam Noori said...

Asalaamualaikum,
I used the lyrics from the player on your link.

I am loving the album, mash'Allah, amazing stuff. I've been playing it repeatedly since ISNA. By the way, I want to thank you for singing the Hamza Yusuf poem "Spring's Gift"..it was like a gift from Allah swt to grant some happiness in my heart. It's one of my many favorite poems.

It's rare for me to find an artist w/ lyrics that I can relate to so well on a deeper level, especially in "The Sound of Tears"...subhan'Allah, it hits the heart.

May Allah swt grant you success in this life and the next insh'Allah. Ameen!

Keep up the great work.

Wa alaikum asalaam