Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Fourth Canticle in Coptic

The Fourth Canticle in Coptic (Tasbeha: Psalms 148, 149 and 150)

The 4th Canticle in the Coptic language, chanted during Tasbeha (Sunday Midnight Praises) in Coptic Orthodox Churches. (SEE ENGLISH TRANSLATION BELOW)

(unfortunately I couldn't put the English translation on the right, as Windows Live Movie Maker only allows one text block: if you have any advice how to insert the English translation on the right, please send me a message)

MP3 is from CopticHymns.net: Chanted by the Choir of the Martyr Abu Fam.

English translation (copied from http://tasbeha.org/hymn_library/view/...
(Psalm 148)

+ Praise the Lord from the heavens Alleluia. Praise Him in the heights.

Praise Him all His angels Alleluia. Praise Him all His hosts.

+ Praise Him sun and moon Alleluia. Praise Him all you stars of light.

Praise Him you heavens of heavens Alleluia. And you waters above the heavens.

+ Let them praise the name of the Lord Alleluia. For He commanded and they were created.

He has ordered and they were created Alleluia. He has established them forever and ever.

+ He has made a decree which shall not pass away Alleluia. Praise the Lord from the earth.

You great sea creatures and all the depths Alleluia. Fire and hail, snow and clouds, stormy wind fulfilling His word.

+ Mountains and all hills Alleluia. Fruitful trees and all cedars.

Beasts and all cattle Alleluia. Creeping things and flying birds.

+ Kings of the earth and all people Alleluia. Princes and all judges of the earth.

Both young men and maidens Alleluia. Old men and children.

+ Let them praise the name of the Lord Alleluia. For His name alone is exalted.

His glory is above the earth and heaven Alleluia. And He has exalted the horn of His people.

+ The praise of all His saints Alleluia. The children of Israel, a people near unto Him.

(Psalm 149)

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

Sing to the Lord a new song Alleluia. And His praise in the congregation of the saints.

+ Let Israel rejoice in his Maker Alleluia. Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.

Let them praise His name in a chorus Alleluia. Let them sing praises unto Him with timbrel and harp.

+ For the Lord takes pleasure in His people Alleluia. He will raise the meek with salvation.

Let the saints be joyful in glory Alleluia. Let them sing aloud upon their beds.

+ Let the high praises of God be in their mouth Alleluia. And a two edged sword in their hands.

To execute vengeance on the nations Alleluia. And punishments on the people.

+ To bind their kings with chains Alleluia. And their nobles with fetters of iron.

To execute on them the written judgment Alleluia. This honor have all His saints.

(Psalm 150)

+ Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

+ Praise God in all His saints Alleluia.

Praise Him in the firmament of His power Alleluia.

+ Praise Him for His mighty acts Alleluia.

Praise Him according to the multitudes of His greatness Alleluia.

+ Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet Alleluia.

Praise Him with psaltery and harp Alleluia.

+ Praise Him with timbrel and chorus Alleluia.

Praise Him with strings and organs Alleluia.

+ Praise Him with pleasant sounding cymbals Alleluia.

Praise Him upon the cymbals of joy Alleluia.

+ Let every thing that has breath praise the name of the Lord our God Alleluia.

Glory be to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit Alleluia.

+ Now and forever and unto the age of all ages Amen Alleluia.

Alleluia, Alleluia. Glory to You, O our God Alleluia.


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