Tesfaye Gabbiso (Pastor)

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Tesfaye Gabbiso Doyamo was born in Dengora Elmete, Aletta Wondo District, Sidama Region, in 1954. His mother … [full profile in forthcoming book on Ethiopian gospel music]


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Songs in hymn book

Səbhat laʼamlak (2007)

No. 286, 446.

Wädase Amlak, vol. 2 (1991f)

There are 27 songs written by Tesfaye Gabbiso:
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God is Here (1981)


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published in 2015:





YeTesfaye Gabbiso mezmuroch / The Songs of Tesfaye Gabbiso. Translated by Haile Jenai, edited by Lila Balisky. Addis Ababa: SIM Press, 2011; revised ed. 2012.

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Mïhïretu ayalķïhïmïna (‘His Mercy Never Ends’). Lyrics of over 200 songs sung by Tesfaye Gabbiso from 1974-2012. Hawassa: Tesfaye Gabbiso and Hawassa Mulu Wengel Church, 2012/13 (2005 AM).

Further reading

Balisky, Lila W. “Theology in Song: Ethiopia’s Tesfaye Gabbiso.” Missiology: An International Review 25 (1997): 447-456.

Balisky, Lila W. Songs of Ethiopia’s Tesfaye Gabbiso: Singing with Understanding in Babylon, the Meantime, and Zion (American Society of Missiology Monograph Series, 37). Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2018. [p. 251 lists Amharic articles on Tesfaye Gabbiso]

Tesfaye Gabbiso. Music and Worship. Practicum project. Addis Ababa: Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology, 2004

Tesfaye Gabbiso. Beziyan gize. Addis Ababa: Mulu Wongel Church, 2002 A.M. [2010 A.D.]

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Tesfaye Gabbiso. In Those Days: Memoirs of Religious Persecution in Yirga Alem, Ethiopia. Tr. Minas Biruk. Addis Ababa: SIM Press, 2020. [Available from SIM Book Shop; Amh. original: Beziyan gize.]

Tesfaye Gabbiso. _ _ _ M.Th. thesis. Addis Ababa: Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology, 2021.

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