Blessed Jerusalem

{Exalted is He who took His Servant by night from al-Masjid al-Haram to al-Masjid al-Aqsa, whose surroundings We have blessed, to show him of Our signs. Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Seeing.} Al-Qur’an 17:1


Old, Old Jerusalem

(Tom, Tom, the Piper’s Son)


Old, old Jerusalem,

it’s a blessed site for us and them,

the plants are blessed,

the land is blessed,

and animals are also blessed.


Old, Noble Sanctuary,

it’s a blessed site for you and me,

believers go

because they know

it has been blessed since long ago.


Old, old, Al-Aqsa hall,

it’s a blessed site for one and all,

let us go there,

and give our care,

and, like the prophets, offer prayer.


This nursery rhyme Old, Old Jerusalem is available on YouTube here.

A model of Masjid Al-Aqsa (Friends of Al-Aqsa)

Mosques Around the World stickers (featured image) are from Smart Ark


© Elizabeth Lymer 2017

Elizabeth Lymer is a children’s author, rhymer, and storyteller. Her Abrahamic interfaith books Religious Rhyme Time and Peace and Thanks on the Farm are available from Amazon. She is performing at the Palestine Expo in London, 8 & 9 July, insha’Allah.


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