Non-Lutheran Hymn Books in Amharic and without Music Notation


Berhane Wongel Church

Kelïb inïzemïr (‘Let Us Sing from the Heart’). Vol. 1. Edited by Berhane Wongel Church. Addis Ababa: Globe Publishing Department, 1972/73 (1965 AM).

Catholic Church in Ethiopia

Ïgziabhér amesgïnut (“Let Us Praise God”). Catholic Hymnal. Addis Ababa (no date indicated).

Ïnïzemïr legéta (“Let Us Sing to the Lord”). With some musical
notation. Addis Ababa: Ethiopian Catholic Church (no date indicated).

Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church

Mezmure tewahïdo zeortodox (‘Songs of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church’). 4 volumes. Edited by Deacon Yared Ademe. Addis Ababa:

  • Vol. 1. 2001/02 (1994 AM).
  • Vol. 2. date?
  • Vol. 3. date?
  • Vol. 4. 2007/08 (2000 AM).

Kale Heywet Church

Yewengélawit béta brïstiyan mezmur (‘Gospel Churches’ Songs’). 25 songs from Sïbhat leAmlak. Addis Ababa: Kale Heywet Publications Department (no date indicated).

Nu lïjoch inamesgïn Amlakïn (‘Come, Children, Let Us Worship
God’). Vol. 1. 47 songs. Addis Ababa: Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church
Literature Department (no date indicated).

YeItiyopïa kale hïywet béte krïstiyan yesïrat meşïhaf (‘Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church Service Book’). Addis Ababa: Kale Heywet Publications Department, 1996/97 (1989 AM).

Wudasé Amlak (“Praise to God”). 4 vols. Edited by _ _ _ [members of committee?]. Addis Ababa: Geja Kale Heywet Publishing Department.

  • Vol. 1. Mimeograph (no date).
  • Vol. 2. 1991/92 (1984 AM).
  • Vol. 3. 1993/94 (1986 AM).
courtesy Stefan Ritter
  • Vol. 4. 1997/98 (1990 AM).
courtesy Stefan Ritter

Meserete Kristos Church

Mahalete Egziabeher (‘Praises to God’). Edited by Meserete Kristos Bet Kristian. Addis Ababa: Central Printing Press, 1962/63 (1956 AM).


Ethiopian Christian Fellowship Dallas

Songs. Edited by Ethiopian Christian Fellowship. Dallas (no date indicated).

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Ïnïzemïr (‘Let Us Sing’). Vol. 2 (200 mimeographed songs; no editor,
place and date indicated). [What about vol. 1?]

Sarawita Kristos Maheber

Mazmura berhan (‘Songs of Light’). Addis Ababa: Sarawita Kristos Maheber, 1955/56 (1948 AM).

courtesy Marianne Nilsson

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(Added is Marianne Nilsson’s transcription
of selected melodies)


Tamrat Haile

Haléluya (‘Alleluia’). The Songs of Tamrat Haile from 6 cassettes published between 1976-1992. Addis Ababa: Living Sound Ministry, 1992/93 (1985 AM). [figures correct?]

Tesfaye Gabbiso

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

courtesy Stefan Ritter

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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 Amagnoch Church, 2012/13 (2005 AM). [figures correct?]


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