|Editors: Dr. Joseph J. Palackal C.M.I. and Felix Simon|
ലാക് മാർ യൗസെപ്പ്
Lāk mār yāwsep (You, St. Joseph)
|CMSI Ref Number||101-0026|
|Title||Lāk mār yāwsep (You, St. Joseph)|
|Category||Chants for Special Occasions|
|Liturgical Context||Qurbānā and Hours of Syriac churches.|
This chant of praise in honor of St. Joseph is prescribed for the novena-days before the feast on March 19th. Joseph Beschi (1680-1747), an Italian Jesuit who joined the Madurai Mission in Tamil Nadu, popularized the special devotion to St. Joseph in South India (Beschi died at Amapzhakad, in Kerala). Any similarity in thematic content of this chant (20 lines) to parts of Beschi’s epic poem composed in Tamil, Tempavāni (‘sweet voice’, 3,615 lines), on the life of St. Joseph, is yet to be verified.
Source: Dewaalayageethangal, pp 169.
Transliteration & Translation (English)
Transliteration by Fr. Emmanuel Thelly C. M. I.
|Lāk mār yāwsep m’zayhīn kenśē daśmayyānē, mār yāwsep.
Lāk m'zamrīn tegmē kolhōn dakresthyānē, mār yāwsep.
Dawmyatruţā d'zandīquţā h'wayt nassīhā, mār yāwsep.
Nakpāīţ lāk eţmakraţ wāţ b'ţultā rāmţā, mār yāwsep.
|St. Joseph, heavenly multitudes glorify you, St. Joseph.
All the divisions of Christians sing your praises, St. Joseph.
Because in the virtues of justice you have become famous, St. Joseph.
The exalted Virgin was espoused to you chastely, St. Joseph.
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|The Syriac Choir of St. Mary's Church Forane Church, Pallippuram||Video||4x|