Indo-European hymn books

English

God Is Here (‘Ïgziabhér ale‘): 15 Songs from Ethiopia. Addis Ababa: The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus, n.d.
[English translation of 13 Amharic and 2 Oromo songs by H. Schönherr with J. and A. Keefer; music transcription by M. Nilsson; mimeograph prepared for the All Africa Council of Churches in 1981.]

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Norwegian

One of Almaz Belihu‘s songs was included in a Norwegian hymn book (name unknown to webmaster).

Swedish

Songs translated into Swedish

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Sources for translation into Amharic and Oromo

The following hymn books served as important sources of the early Amharic hymnals:

  • Sions Sånger (‘Songs of Zion’). Edited by J.C. Holmberg. Stockholm: Röpke, 1744

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  • Den svenska psalmboken (‘The Swedish Hymn Book’), 1819.

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