Silent Words

Date of release: 8 Aug, 2013

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  1. Silent Words

    Beyond the lines of no man’s land
    Time stands still
    My voice is weak, but far away, I softly speak
    In silent words, on folded knees

    With silent words we call the night
    To bring you sleep & dry your eyes
    To bring you dreams & free your minds
    When every hope has gone, we hold on
    With silent words we’ll ask the dawn
    To chase your fears when nights are long
    A million voices in to one
    When every hope has gone
    We echo all night through
    With silent words we are with you

    Where seeds were thrown, and taken far
    A desert blooms a world apart
    And while their roots are far from home
    We whisper words to help them grow

    With every tear you cry, we’ll comfort you
    Standing by your side, as one with you
    You can find us, deep in the silence
    carried in the soft winds passing through
    We’ll be your shadow, today and tomorrow
    There to follow everything you do

    الهي، أدخل السرور
    Lord, bring happiness

    ياربِ أسعد القلوب
    And bestow joy to the hearts

    الهي، خفف الآلام
    Lord, alleviate the pain

    من لسوريا سواك؟
    For who will save Syria other than You?

    من يحيي بسمةَ الحزين؟
    Who will restore the smile of the depressed?

    من يُنسي أنّةَ المسكين؟
    Who will soothe (alleviate) the soreness of the poor?

    من يمسح دمعَ اليتيم؟
    Who will wipe the tears of the orphan?

    أبكي بصمتٍ وأنين
    Silently, I cry and sigh

    عن شيخ، شاب، ويتيم
    For the old, the young and the orphan

    عنكِ يا…آه سوريا
    For you … Oh Syria

    Music by Sami Yusuf
    Words by Will Knox
    Produced by Sami Yusuf
    Recorded and Mixed at

    Published by Resonance Music
    Copyright of ETM International
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As part of his #LiveFeedSyria campaign in partnership with WFP, Sami Yusuf releases ‘Silent Words’ with all profits going to charity.

Sami Yusuf releases charity single “Silent Words” for Syria and its people. With over 1.8 million* refugees dispersed throughout the world, “Silent Words” is a call and a reminder that our brothers and sisters are not forgotten and that we echo their silent words and prayers.

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*According to the UNHCR, as of 15 Feb 2016, the total number of displaced is estimated at 4,715,695. This figure includes 2.1 million Syrians registered by UNHCR in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon, 1.9 million Syrians registered by the Government of Turkey, as well as more than 26,700 Syrian refugees registered in North Africa.
Regional demographic breakdown below is based on available data from Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon.

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