|Editors: Dr. Joseph J. Palackal C.M.I. and Felix Simon|
ܝܼܫܘܿܥ ܡܵܪܲܢ ܡܫܝܼܚܵܐ
ഈശോ മാറൻ മ്ശീഹാ
Īśō māran m’śihā (Lord Jesus Christ)
|CMSI Ref Number||101-0003|
|Title||Īśō māran m’śihā (Lord Jesus Christ)|
|Category||Liturgy of the Hours|
|Sub Category||Acrostic hymn|
|Liturgical Context||Qurbānā and Hours of Syriac churches.|
This is an acrostic hymn by St. Ephrem. The printed text carries the following title: teśbohtā d’awidā l’mār aprēm al āţwāţā d’īśo m’śihā (hymn of praise composed by St. Ephrem with the letters of ‘Jesus Christ’). It is sung during saprā on Sunday. There are ten strophes in the chant, one for each letter in Syriac in the name, īśo m’śihā (Jesus, the Messiah). It is probable that St. Ephrem composed the melody, too. The melody is one of the very few that are common to all the Syriac traditions in South India.
നുഹ്റാ ദ്നഹ് ല്സന്ദീക്കേ ഉലസിസൈ ലെമ്പാ ഹാദൂസാ
Transliteration & Translation (English)
Transliteration by Fr. Emmanuel Thelly C. M. I.
Nuhrā d'nah l'zandiqē
W'laţrīsay lembā hadūţa.
Īśō māran m'śihā
D'nah lan min umba d'awūy
Eţā wapqan min heśokā
Wan'har lan b'nuhrē gayyā.
Yīmmāmmā d'nah al b'naynāśā
Wāraq śulthānē d'heśōkā
Nuhrā d'nah lan min nuhrē
Wan'har aynayn heśōkāţā.
Śuwhē adnah b'gāw tēwēl
Wan'har laţhomē tahtāyē
D'ek māwtā wāraq heśōkā
Wettambar tar'ē daśyol.
Wan’har 1'kolhēn beryāţā
D'min qdīm heśōkān way
Qām mīţē śākway aprā
W'śambah dahwā 1'hōn purqānā.
Awad purqānā w'yaw lan hayyē
Weţallī 1'wās awūy l’rāumā
W'ţūw āţē b'śuwhē rambā
W'manhar ayne d'kōl d'zakkīw lē.
Malkan āţē b’śwhē rambā
Nanhar śrāgayn w’nepoq l’ur’ē
W’nehde bē ak dahdi ban
Wamhande lan b’nuhrē gayyā.
Śuwhā nasseq l’rambuţē
W’kollan nāwde l’awuy rāmā
Dasgiw rahmāw w’śalhē sēdayn
Wawad lan sawrā w’purqānā.
Yāwmē dānah min śelyā
W’nāpqin l’ur’ē qandiśāw
Kōl dāmal walyiw wetthayyaw.
Hādēn mālākē w’īrai śmayyā
B’śuwhā d’kēnē wadzandīqē
W’sāymin klilē b’rēśayhōn
Wak’ad m’yambwin wamhallīn.
Ahay qum wetthayyaw
D’nāwde l’malkan walpārōqan
D’āţē b’śuwhē wamhande lan
B’nuhrē gayyā d’bēţ malkuţā.
A light has shone to the just
And gladness to the upright of heart.
Jesus our Lord has come forth
From the bosom of his Father.
He came and brought us out of darkness,
And enlightened us by his glorious light.
Daylight has shone over men,
Power of darkness has fled,
A light has dawned on us from his light,
And enlightened our dark eyes.
He made his glory shine on the universe
And enlightened the lower depths.
Death was put out and darkness fled
And the doors of limbo were broken.
He illumined the whole creation
that was in darkness.
The dead and those lying in the dust
rose up and sang praises
Because they received redemption.
He effected redemption and gave us life
He was raised to his Father in heaven.
And again he will come with great glory,
And enlighten the eyes of all who awaited him.
Our king will come with great glory
Let us kindle our lamps and go to greet him.
Let us receive him with joy, as he did with us,
And he will gladden us in his brilliant light.
Let us offer praise to him who is great,
And let us all thank his exalted Father,
Who is full of mercy and has sent him to us,
And offered us hope and redemption.
His day will dawn all of a sudden,
And his saints will go to receive him;
And all who labor diligently and are ready
Will kindle their lamps.
The Angels and watchers of heaven
Will rejoice at the glory of the just and the upright,
And will place crowns on their heads,
And together they will chant praises.
Get up, my brothers, and be ready
To praise our King and our Redeemer,
Who comes in his glory and will gladden us
With his glorious light of the Kingdom.
- Aramaic Project 4B - Iśo māran m'śihā [Lord Jesus Christ] -Track 03- Qambel Maran: Syriac Chants from South India
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|Acrostic Hymn of St.Ephrem the Syrian||
Fr. Emmanuel Thelly C.M.I.
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