n’aat-e maseehi-John R Paul nadir shahjahaNpuri

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نعتِ مسیحا ۔ جان رابرٹ پال نادرؔ شاہجاں پوری

۱

بشر کیونکر لکھے شانِ مسیحا

خدا جب ہے ثنا خوانِ مسیحا

۲

زمانہ غم پہ غم دے تو بھی خوش ہوں

کہ جان و دِل ہیں قربانِ مسیحا

۳

بُھلا سکتا نہیں میں بھول کر بھی

خدا کا حکم فرمانِ مسیحا

۴

مرے حق میں ہے مرگ و زیست یکساں

بہر عالم ہوں مہمانِ مسیحا

۵

نہ کھُل جائے میرے عیبوں کا پردہ

چھُپا لے بڑھ کے دامانِ مسیحا

۶

مِلا ہے گر مرا دِل اُس کے دِل سے

تو میری جان ہے جانِ مسیحا

۷

فنا ہوگی نہ میری ذات مر کر

مِرے بدلے گئی جانِ مسیحا

۸

مرا فِدیہ چُکایا جان دے کر

مرے سر پر ہے احسانِ مسیحا

۹

نہ غم کھا آئے دِن روزی کا نادر

کھِلائے گا تجھے خوانِ مسیحا

न’आत-ए मसीहा – जॉन रॉबर्ट पॉल नादिर शाहजहांपूरी

बशर क्यूंकर लिखे शान-ए मसीहा

ख़ुदा जब है सना-ख़्वान-ए मसीहा

ज़माना ग़म पे ग़म दे तो भी ख़ुश हूं

के जां ओ दिल हैं क़ुर्बान-ए मसीहा

भुला सकता नहीं मैं भूल कर भी

ख़ुदा का हुक्म फ़रमान-ए मशीहा

मेरे हक़ में है मर्ग ओ ज़ीस्त यकसां

बहर आलम हूं मेहमान-ए मसीहा

न खुल जाए मेरे ऐबौं का परदा

छुपा ले बढ़ के दामान-ए मसीहा

मिला है गर मेरा दिल उस के दिल से

तो मेरी जान है जान-ए मसीहा

फ़ना होगी न मेरी ज़ात मर कर

मेरे बदले गई जान-ए मसीहा

मेरा फ़िदिया चुकाया जान दे कर

मेरे सर पर है एहसान-ए मसीहा

न ग़म खा आए दिन रोज़ी का नादिर

खिलाएगा तुझे ख़्वान-ए मसीहा

 

Click here for background and on any passage for word meanings and explanatory discussion. nadir shahjaNpuri is among many Christian urdu poets who not only wrote conventional Ghazals in urdu but also their devotional offerings. The word n’aat is usually used for a poem in praise of mohammed. The poet uses it here for the praise of Jesus.
1
bashar1 kyuNkar2 likhe shaan3-e maseeha4
Khuda jab hai sanaa-Khwaan5-e maseeha 
1.human 2.how 3.praise 4.Jesus 5.one who praises
How can a mere human write in praise of Jesus when god himself sings his accolades.

2
zamaana1 Gham pe Gham de to bhi Khush huN
ke jaan o dil haiN qurbaan2-e maseeha  
1.times, world 2.sacrificed to, dedicated to
The world may hurl sorrow after sorrow at me, but I am still happy because my heart and soul are dedicated to Jesus.

3
bhula sakta nahiN maiN bhool kar bhi
Khuda ka hukm1 farmaan2-e maseeha
1.command 2.edict
I cannot neglect even by a forgetful mistake the commands of god and the edict of Jesus.

4
mere haq1 meN hai marg2 o zeest3 yaksaaN4
ba-har5 aalam6 huN mehmaan7-e maseeha   
1.my interpretation of truth, for me 2.death 3.life 4.same, similar 5.under every 6.condition, circumstance 7.guest of, protected by
In my eyes, life and death are the same as long as I am under the protection of Jesus.

5
na khul jaaye mere aibauN1 ka parda
chhupa le baRh ke daamaan2-e maseeha   
1.defects, sins 2.hem of the robe
Lest my sins be revealed, may the robe of Jesus come and hide them/offer me forgiveness.

6
mila hai gar1 mera dil us ke dil se
to meri jaan hai jaan-e maseeha   
1.if
If my heart were to join with his heart (if I desire that which he desires), then my soul will merge with the soul of Jesus.

7
fana1 hogi na meri zaat2 mar kar
mere badle3 gaii jaan-e maseeha
1.annihilate/disappear into non-existence 2.person 3.in place
My person/soul will not be consigned to non-existence. Jesus gave his life to save me.

8
mera fidiya1 chukaaya2 jaan de kar
mere sar par hai ehsaan3-e maseeha   
1.fine, punishment (for sins) 2.paid 3.obligation
He paid (the fine) for my sins. I am under an obligation to Jesus.

9
na Gham khaa aaye-din1 rozi2 ka nadir
khilaayega tujhe Khwaan3-e maseeha   
1.every (coming) day 2.livelihood 3.as in dastar-Khwaan, spread of a dinner/feast
Do not worry about your daily livelihood, O nadir. The feast spread by Jesus will feed you.

nadir shahjaNpuri is among many Christian urdu poets who not only wrote conventional Ghazals in urdu but also their devotional offerings.  The word n’aat is usually used for a poem in praise of mohammed.  The poet uses it here for the praise of Jesus.
1
bashar1 kyuNkar2 likhe shaan3-e maseeha4
Khuda jab hai sanaa-Khwaan5-e maseeha

1.human 2.how 3.praise 4.Jesus 5.one who praises

How can a mere human write in praise of Jesus when god himself sings his accolades.
2
zamaana1 Gham pe Gham de to bhi Khush huN
ke jaan o dil haiN qurbaan2-e maseeha

1.times, world 2.sacrificed to, dedicated to

The world may hurl sorrow after sorrow at me, but I am still happy because my heart and soul are dedicated to Jesus.
3
bhula sakta nahiN maiN bhool kar bhi
Khuda ka hukm1 farmaan2-e maseeha

1.command 2.edict

I cannot neglect even by a forgetful mistake the commands of god and the edict of Jesus.
4
mere haq1 meN hai marg2 o zeest3 yaksaaN4
ba-har5 aalam6 huN mehmaan7-e maseeha

1.my interpretation of truth, for me 2.death 3.life 4.same, similar 5.under every 6.condition, circumstance 7.guest of, protected by

In my eyes, life and death are the same as long as I am under the protection of Jesus.
5
na khul jaaye mere aibauN1 ka parda
chhupa le baRh ke daamaan2-e maseeha

1.defects, sins 2.hem of the robe

Lest my sins be revealed, may the robe of Jesus come and hide them/offer me forgiveness.
6
mila hai gar1 mera dil us ke dil se
to meri jaan hai jaan-e maseeha

1.if

If my heart were to join with his heart (if I desire that which he desires), then my soul will merge with the soul of Jesus.
7
fana1 hogi na meri zaat2 mar kar
mere badle3 gaii jaan-e maseeha

1.annihilate/disappear into non-existence 2.person 3.in place

My person/soul will not be consigned to non-existence.  Jesus gave his life to save me.
8
mera fidiya1 chukaaya2 jaan de kar
mere sar par hai ehsaan3-e maseeha

1.fine, punishment (for sins) 2.paid 3.obligation

He paid (the fine) for my sins.  I am under an obligation to Jesus.
9
na Gham khaa aaye-din1 rozi2 ka nadir
khilaayega tujhe Khwaan3-e maseeha

1.every (coming) day 2.livelihood 3.as in dastar-Khwaan, spread of a dinner/feast

Do not worry about your daily livelihood, O nadir.  The feast spread by Jesus will feed you.

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