Information about the Seventh-Day Adventist gospel music


The Ethiopian Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Church is not a member of the Evangelical Churches Fellowship of Ethiopia, but there is good cooperation with other denominations in some areas, e.g. Bible translation.


In the last century, many songs in the church’s hymnal were translations of hymns from Scandinavia and the USA.

For an introduction to Seventh-Day Adventist Churches, you might watch the video

For further inquiry

  • Helen Afework Woldemichael
    Editor of the SDA hymn book and Director of Choral Music at Forest Lake Academy (Florida)
    » Visit Helen Afework’s Facebook page

Further reading

Launhardt, Johannes. Evangelicals in Addis Ababa (1919-1991): With special reference to the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus and the Addis Ababa Synod. Münster: Lit Verlag, 2004. [p. 45-48]

Pfeiffer, Baldur Ed. Seventh-day Adventist Contributions to East Africa, 1903-1983. Frankfurt/Main: Peter Lang, 2005.

Truneh Wolde-Selassie. Adventism in Ethiopia: The incredible saga of the beginning and progress of the Seventh-day Adventist work in Ethiopia. Addis Ababa, 2005. [publ. unknown]


» See overview of Seventh-Day Adventist soloists

» See overview of Seventh-Day Adventist choirs

» See overview of Seventh-Day Adventist YouTube channels

» View Amharic Seventh-Day Adventist hymnals

» Read manuscript with Seventh-Day Adventist hymns in Hadiyya


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