The Heritage of the Coptic Orthodox Church

Spiritual Songs

  • Coptic Alphabet

    Learn the Coptic alphabet in pleasant, fun tune! The tune was composed by Mr. Gamal Badawy from St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Toronto, ON, who also authored the part after the alphabet. Recorded by David Dawood, who was also joined by Alexander A-Malek, Andrew Basanti, David Abdel-Malek, Mina Girgis, and Peter Sedrak.

  • Create In Me A Clean Heart

    A spiritual song (from the compilation album Your Love Broke Through) recorded by Helen Mina, Mariam Kirollos, Natalie Farid, from St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church in Ottawa, ON.

  • Dear Precious Jesus

    An English translation by Ragy Sharkawy of an Arabic spiritual song written by Fr. Yousef Asaad. The audio recording was done by Alex A-Malek, Bishoy K. R. Dawood, David Abdel-Malek, Peter Sedrak, and Ragy Sharkawy.

  • Father God

    An English spiritual song. The audio recording was done by Alex A-Malek, Bishoy K. R. Dawood, David Abdel-Malek, Peter Sedrak, and Ragy Sharkawy.

  • Fraction of Lent

    One of the Fraction of Lent melodies, recorded by Andrew Basanti, Alexander Malek, Mark Mikhail, and Peter Sedrak.

  • He Paid All My Debts

    A spiritual song recorded by Alex A-Malek, Andrew Basanti, Bishoy K. R. Dawood, Danny Awad, John Boktor, Mira Mounir, Christina Maxemous, Youstina Salib, Sandra Guirguis, Christine Andraos, and Peter Sedrak. Recorded at Divine Productions Studio, Mississauga, ON.

  • Hear My Cry

    A spiritual song written by HCOC Member, Bishoy K. R. Dawood, which has been composed and recorded by Mina Demian.

  • I am the Lost Sheep

    A spiritual song recorded by Mina Hanna from St. Abanoub Church, CA.

  • I Call on the Lord

    An English translation of an Arabic spiritual song by Mina Demian, who also provided us with an audio recording of it with his own voice.

  • If the Mother

    A spiritual song translated from Arabic and recorded by Mina Hanna.

  • Jesus Knocks

    An English translation of an Arabic spiritual song (Ha Yasoo3 Al-bab) by Bishoy Kamal Rofail. The audio recording was done by Alexander A-Malek and Bishoy K. R. Dawood.

  • Jesus Prayer Song

    A spiritual song written by HCOC Member, Mena Rizkalla, centred on the Jesus Prayer. The audio recording is done by Alex A-Malek, Bishoy K. R. Dawood, Mena Costandi, and Mena Rizkalla.

  • May the Words of my Mouth

    A spiritual song recorded by Alex A-Malek and Helen Mina from the Virgin Mary and St. Athanasius Church in Mississauga, ON.

  • Megamix

    A nice combination of spiritual songs contributed by Paul from St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Hawaii.

  • My Church, Here are my Wishes

    A recording of the Arabic spiritual song “Kanisatee Argo Laky” in English, by Andrew Kodous, Fadi Guirguis, Kirolous Attia, Mina Faheim, and Raymond Melika.

  • My Lord, Precious Jesus

    A spiritual song translated from Arabic (Rabi Yasoo3 el-ghaly), translated by Bishoy K. R. Dawood, and recorded by Irene Mikhail.

  • No Don’t Leave Me Alone

    A spiritual song recorded by Helen Mina, Mariam Kirollos, Natalie Farid, from St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church in Ottawa, ON.

  • O Beloved!

    A spiritual song about the Passion of Christ. The audio recording was done by Alexander A-Malek and Mena Costandi.

  • O, Tell Me, John

    A recording of the song “O, Tell Me, John” that was recorded by some youth in St. Mary’s Church in Ottawa. The song is a translation of the Arabic spiritual song “Khaberny Ya You7ana.” The youth that recorded the song are:

    - Andrew Abdalla
    - Sami Botros
    - Fadi Guirguis
    - Jan Mikhail
    - John Rezk
    - Mina Rezk
    - Bishoy Samy

  • Our Father

    This is a spiritual song that is commonly chanted during communion in the Divine Liturgy. The text of this specific song was written by Fr. Athanasius Iskander, who serves in St. Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Kitchener, ON. The recording was done by nearly all the members of the HCOC for the English production (coming out soon) of the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great.

  • Our God is an Awesome God!

    The well-liked spiritual song as sung and contributed by Paul from St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Hawaii.

  • Psalm 12

    This section contains an audio recording of a psalm of David, the Prophet and King. This is Psalm 12 in the Septuagint/Orthodox rendering of the Psalms, or Psalm 13 according to the Hebrew version. The Psalm is from the NIV translation of the Holy Bible. The music for this Psalm was originally composed by Phoebe Farag for the Trinity CD, “Now I’ll Live,” and the audio recording available here was done by Alex A-Malek.

  • Psalm 136

    Psalm 136 as composed and contributed by Paul from St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Hawaii.

  • Rashi Song

    A spiritual song based on Philippians 4:4, written in the Old Bohairic dialect of Coptic by Fr. Shenouda Maher, and contributed by Alexander A-Malek. Audio recording done by Alexander A-Malek, Arsanious Barsoum, Mena Barsoum, Mena Costandi, and Peter Sedrak.

  • She Came With the Spices

    A spiritual song written by Mena Rizkalla and recorded by Helen Mina.

  • Shepherd of My Soul

    A recording of the spiritual song, Shepherd of My Soul, by Irene Mikhail.

  • The Doors of Heavenly Jerusalem

    A spiritual song composed by Arsanious Barsoum, written by Bishoy K. R. Dawood, and recorded by Alex A-Malek, Arsanious Barsoum, Bishoy K. R. Dawood, David Abdel-Malek, Peter Sedrak, Mina El-Meniawy, and Ragy Sharkawy.

  • The Good Samaritan

    A poem with a modern setting that reflects on the Good Samaritan parable of the New Testament. Contributed by Paul from St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Hawaii.

  • Who Created the World?

    A spiritual song translated from Arabic (Meen Khalaq el-Sama’) by Bishoy Kamal Rofail. The audio recording was done by Alexander A-Malek and Bishoy K. R. Dawood.

  • Winter

    A spiritual song written by B. Mankarious. The music was composed by Arsany Barsoum, who also sang it.

  • You Are the Words to the Music

    A spiritual song recorded by Helen Mina, Mariam Kirollos, Natalie Farid, from St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church in Ottawa, ON.

  • Your Love, O Mary

    A spiritual song translated from Arabic (Hoboky Ya Maryam) by Bishoy Kamal Rofail. The audio recording was done by Alexander A-Malek, Bishoy K. R. Dawood, and Peter Sedrak.