Lab Pe Aati Hai Dua

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This song is a prayer sung daily in schools in Pakistan and in some places in India. (source)

Lyrics - Roman Urdu

(Muhammad Iqbal, 1902)

Lab pe aati hai dua ban ke tamanna miri (repeat)
zindagi shamma ki suurat ho Xudaaya miri (repeat)
lab pe aati hai dua ban ke tamanna miri

ho mire dam se yunhi mire vatan ki zeenat (repeat)
jis tarha phuul se hoti hai chaman ki zeenat (repeat)

zindagi ho miri parwane ki suurat, ya Rabb (repeat)
ilm ki shamma se ho mujh ko muhabbat, ya Rabb (repeat)

ho mira kaam ghareebon ki himaayat karna (repeat)
dardmandon se za’eefon se muhabbat karna (repeat)

mire Allah!
mire Allah! buraai se bachaana mujhko
nek jo raah ho, us reh pe chalaana mujhko

mire Allah! buraai se bachaana mujhko
nek jo raah ho, us reh pe chalaana mujhko
(repeat ad lib.)

English Translation - A prayer comes to the lips

My longing comes to my lips as a supplication of mine (repeat)
Oh God! May like a shining candle be the life of mine (repeat)
My longing comes to my lips as a supplication of mine

May my homeland, through me, attain elegance (repeat)
Just as the garden, through flowers, attains elegance (repeat)

May my life be like that of the moth, Oh Lord (repeat)
May my love be for the beacon of knowledge, Oh Lord (repeat)

May my life’s way be to support the needy (repeat)
And to love the old and the grief-stricken (repeat)

My God!
My God! Protect me from the evil ways
Walk me through the path that leads to virtue

My God! Protect me from the evil ways
Walk me through the path that leads to virtue
(repeat ad lib.)

Urdu - لَب پِہ آتی ہَے دُعا

لَب پِہ آتی ہَے دُعا بَن کے تَمَنّا مِری
زِنْدَگی شَمْع کی صُورَت ہو خُدايا مِری
لَب پِہ آتی ہَے دُعا بَن کے تَمَنّا مِری

ہو مِرے دَم سے يُوں ہی مِرے وَطَن کی زِينَت
جِس طَرَح پُھول سے ہُوتی ہَے چَمَن کی زِينَت

زِنْدَگی ہو مِری پَرْوانے کی صُورَت، يا رَب
عِلْم کی شَمْع سے ہو مُجھ کو مُحَبَّت، يا رب

ہو مِرا کام غَرِيبوں کی حِمايَت کَرنا
دَرْدْ مَنْدوں سے ضَعِيفوں سے مُحَبَّت کَرنا

مِرے اللہ! بُرائی سے بَچانا مُجھ کو
نيک جو راہ ہو، اُس رَہ پِہ چَلانا مُجھ کو

See also

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  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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