Title: Witness, ye heavens Composer: Giles Farnaby.
Language: English Instruments: A cappella. Published: in Canzonets to Four Voices. English text. Witness ye heav'ns, I vow to love the fairest, To love, but how? For virtue, not for lust. Because she is the rarest. Come life, come death, in her I only trust; Hap death, hap life, I force not which betide me, By her I live, from death I cannot hide me.
From ChoralWiki. Jump to: navigation , search. MusicXML source file is in compressed. Possible error s identified. It was We who revealed the law to Moses : therein was guidance and light. By its standard have been judged the Jews, by the prophets who bowed as in Islam to Allah. If any do fail to judge by the light of what Allah hath revealed, they are no better than Unbelievers.
And when they listen to the revelation received by the Messenger, thou wilt see their eyes overflowing with tears, for they recognise the truth: they pray: "Our Lord! When death approaches any of you, take witnesses among yourselves when making bequests,- two just men of your own brotherhood or others from outside if ye are journeying through the earth, and the chance of death befalls you thus. If ye doubt their truth , detain them both after prayer, and let them both swear by Allah. They said: "We only wish to eat thereof and satisfy our hearts, and to know that thou hast indeed told us the truth; and that we ourselves may be witnesses to the miracle.
Say: "What thing is most weighty in evidence? Can ye possibly bear witness that besides Allah there is another Allah. I cannot bear witness! Of camels a pair, and oxen a pair; say, hath He forbidden the two males, or the two females, or the young which the wombs of the two females enclose? But who doth more wrong than one who invents a lie against Allah, to lead astray men without knowledge?
Witness ye heav'ns, I vow to love the fairest, To love, but how? For virtue, not for lust. Why? Because she is the rarest. Come life, come death, in her I only trust;. Witness, ye heavens, the palace of the gods; Witness, ye gods, which hold your seats therein; Witness hell furies, with revengeful rods; Witness.
For Allah guideth not people who do wrong. Say: "Bring forward your witnesses to prove that Allah did forbid so and so. It is not for such as join gods with Allah, to visit or maintain the mosques of Allah while they witness against their own souls to infidelity.
The works of such bear no fruit: In Fire shall they dwell. Surah At-Tawba, And there are those who put up a mosque by way of mischief and infidelity - to disunite the Believers - and in preparation for one who warred against Allah and His Messenger aforetime. They will indeed swear that their intention is nothing but good; But Allah doth declare that they are certainly liars. Whether We show thee realised in thy life-time some part of what We promise them,- or We take thy soul to Our Mercy Before that ,- in any case, to Us is their return: ultimately Allah is witness, to all that they do.
Surah Yunus, In whatever business thou mayest be, and whatever portion thou mayest be reciting from the Qur'an,- and whatever deed ye mankind may be doing,- We are witnesses thereof when ye are deeply engrossed therein. Nor is hidden from thy Lord so much as the weight of an atom on the earth or in heaven. And not the least and not the greatest of these things but are recorded in a clear record.
Can they be like those who accept a Clear Sign from their Lord, and whom a witness from Himself doth teach, as did the Book of Moses before it,- a guide and a mercy? They believe therein; but those of the Sects that reject it,- the Fire will be their promised meeting-place. Be not then in doubt thereon: for it is the truth from thy Lord: yet many among men do not believe! Surah Hud, Who doth more wrong than those who invent a life against Allah. They will be turned back to the presence of their Lord, and the witnesses will say, "These are the ones who lied against their Lord!
He said: "It was she that sought to seduce me - from my true self. Surah Yusuf, The Unbelievers say: "No apostle art thou. One Day We shall raise from all Peoples a Witness: then will no excuse be accepted from Unbelievers, nor will they receive any favours. Surah An-Nahl, One day We shall raise from all Peoples a witness against them, from amongst themselves: and We shall bring thee as a witness against these thy people : and We have sent down to thee the Book explaining all things, a Guide, a Mercy, and Glad Tidings to Muslims.
Establish regular prayers - at the sun's decline till the darkness of the night, and the morning prayer and reading: for the prayer and reading in the morning carry their testimony.
Because of this, God sent Jesus to you first to bless you, and you turned instead to your iniquities. Suddenly the crimson aura transformed into a sharp sword beam that shot the man tribulation through the sky. They are not found in the 27 books that are canonized as the New Testament, though some in the early church found them useful, but not necessarily divinely inspired. De Du. Ye Yuyan tightened his fists as his massive aura ascended to the skies. He can also bring comfort, guidance, and correction when needed.
Say: "Enough is Allah for a witness between me and you: for He is well acquainted with His servants, and He sees all things. I called them not to witness the creation of the heavens and the earth, nor even their own creation: nor is it for helpers such as Me to take as lead men astray! Surah Al-Kahf, They said, "Then bring him before the eyes of the people, that they may bear witness. And remember David and Solomon, when they gave judgment in the matter of the field into which the sheep of certain people had strayed by night: We did witness their judgment. Those who believe in the Qur'an , those who follow the Jewish scriptures , and the Sabians, Christians, Magians, and Polytheists,- Allah will judge between them on the Day of Judgment: for Allah is witness of all things.
Surah Al-Hajj, And strive in His cause as ye ought to strive, with sincerity and under discipline. He has chosen you, and has imposed no difficulties on you in religion; it is the cult of your father Abraham. It is He Who has named you Muslims, both before and in this Revelation ; that the Messenger may be a witness for you, and ye be witnesses for mankind!
So establish regular Prayer, give regular Charity, and hold fast to Allah. He is your Protector - the Best to protect and the Best to help! The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication,- flog each of them with a hundred stripes: Let not compassion move you in their case, in a matter prescribed by Allah, if ye believe in Allah and the Last Day: and let a party of the Believers witness their punishment.
Surah An-Nur, 2. And those who launch a charge against chaste women, and produce not four witnesses to support their allegations ,- flog them with eighty stripes; and reject their evidence ever after: for such men are wicked transgressors;- Surah An-Nur, 4. And for those who launch a charge against their spouses, and have in support no evidence but their own,- their solitary evidence can be received if they bear witness four times with an oath by Allah that they are solemnly telling the truth; Surah An-Nur, 6.
Why did they not bring four witnesses to prove it?
When they have not brought the witnesses, such men, in the sight of Allah, stand forth themselves as liars! Surah An-Nur, Those who witness no falsehood, and, if they pass by futility, they pass by it with honourable avoidance ; Surah Al-Furqan, They said: "Swear a mutual oath by Allah that we shall make a secret night attack on him and his people, and that we shall then say to his heir when he seeks vengeance : 'We were not present at the slaughter of his people, and we are positively telling the truth. Thou wast not on the Western side when We decreed the Commission to Moses, nor wast thou a witness of those events.
Surah Al-Qasas, And from each people shall We draw a witness, and We shall say: "Produce your Proof": then shall they know that the Truth is in Allah alone , and the lies which they invented will leave them in lurch. Say: "Enough is Allah for a witness between me and you: He knows what is in the heavens and on earth. And it is those who believe in vanities and reject Allah, that will perish in the end.
O Prophet! There is no blame on these ladies if they appear before their fathers or their sons, their brothers, or their brother's sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or the slaves whom their right hands possess. And, ladies , fear Allah. Surah Al-Ahzab, Say: "No reward do I ask of you: it is all in your interest: my reward is only due from Allah.
And He is witness to all things. That Day shall We set a seal on their mouths. But their hands will speak to us, and their feet bear witness, to all that they did. Surah Ya Sin, Or that We created the angels female, and they are witnesses thereto? Surah As-Saffat, And the Earth will shine with the Glory of its Lord: the Record of Deeds will be placed open ; the prophets and the witnesses will be brought forward and a just decision pronounced between them; and they will not be wronged in the least.
Surah Az-Zumar, We will, without doubt, help our apostles and those who believe, both in this world's life and on the Day when the Witnesses will stand forth,0- Surah Ghafir, To Him is referred the Knowledge of the Hour of Judgment: He knows all : No date-fruit comes out of its sheath, nor does a female conceive within her womb nor bring forth the Day that Allah will propound to them the question , "Where are the partners ye attributed to Me?
Soon will We show them our Signs in the furthest regions of the earth , and in their own souls, until it becomes manifest to them that this is the Truth. Is it not enough that thy Lord doth witness all things? Surah Fussilat, And they make into females angels who themselves serve Allah. Did they witness their creation? Their evidence will be recorded, and they will be called to account! Surah Az-Zukhruf, And those whom they invoke besides Allah have no power of intercession;- only he who bears witness to the Truth, and they know him.
Or do they say, "He has forged it"? Say: "Had I forged it, then can ye obtain no single blessing for me from Allah. He knows best of that whereof ye talk so glibly! Enough is He for a witness between me and you! And he is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Say: "See ye? If this teaching be from Allah, and ye reject it, and a witness from among the Children of Israel testifies to its similarity with earlier scripture , and has believed while ye are arrogant, how unjust ye are! Surah Al-Fath, And there will come forth every soul: with each will be an angel to drive, and an angel to bear witness.
Surah Qaf, On the Day that Allah will raise them all up again and show them the Truth and meaning of their conduct. Allah has reckoned its value , though they may have forgotten it, for Allah is Witness to all things.