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Life and ministry
Yosef Hemmed (Qeshi) was born in 1881.
He served as teacher at the SEM stations in Imkullu (1903-10) and Geleb (1911-25).
He was ordained in 1920 and served as a Pastor in
Qeshi Yosef translated some hymns into Tigre.
He passed away in 1966.
Songs in hymn books
Därus Ṣəyon, 1931
- 5 of the 310 hymns were translated by Qeshi Yosef
Arén, Gustav. Evangelical Pioneers in Ethiopia: Origins of the Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus. Stockholm: EFS; Addis Ababa: The Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus, 1978. [See p. 352, 360, 362]
Lundström, Karl Johan, edited by Ezra Gebremedhin. Kenisha: The Roots and Development of The Evangelical Church of Eritrea (EC) 1866-1935. Trenton, NJ; etc.: The Red Sea Press, 2011. [see index, p. 517]