This is an excellant article. The transliteration of …
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An important hymn was Track 12 K’tawa ramba- the great book
“This is sung in the Raza during the gospel procession. The same text and melody is sung four times, each time, with a different incipit. The translieteration of this is below”
K’tawa ramba- the great book
In the beginning of the books it is written about me.
Holy book of glad news of the redeemer Christ the king,
Wrote those who were inspired;
Matthew for the believers among the Jews,
And Mark did it for those in Rome, Luke wrote for the Egyptians,
And John for the Church of Ephesians.
Lord, all people read this book
And meditate on thy word, proclaiming
Thy great glory and praising thee all over the world.
O God, I was pleased to do thy will.
Holy book of glad news …..
I was told that this hymn was a proof of the antiquity of the East Syriac Qurbana, because till this hymn was identifyed there were no indications to where the 4 evangelists stayed and for whom the gospels were written for.
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