Mäwädəs (Amharic)
Author: Mälʾäkä Həywät Fəre Səbha

ኢትዮጵያ ከግብጽ ወአሜሪካ

ወምድረ እስራኤል ካያት ሊቀነቢያት ሙሴ፣

የምትለይበት ይህ ነው ያወረሷት ክብር ሥላሴ፣

ዜማው መሠረቷ ግድግዳዋ ቅኔ ጠፈሯ ቅዳሴ፣

ገብረ ማርያም በላይ ሁኖ

መልአከ ፀሐይ ሲያይ በኢትዮጵያ ህዳሴ፣

ሊቃውንትሂ ፍቁራንየ በዚህ በጎልዳፋው ምላሴ፣

የምነግራችሁ እውነት ነው እንጂ አይደለም ከንቱ ውዳሴ፣

ቅድስቲቱ ሐናም ስታይ ከዚያ ከሩቁ ከደሴ፣

ኪዳነ ምህረት ላከችላት በላይ ሁን ብላ ጥሩ መነኩሴ፡፡

 

        Ethiopia compared to Egypt and America

        As well as the land of Israel that the prophet Moses saw

        What sets her apart is what the exalted trinity bequeathed to her

        The foundational chants (zema), her walls of Qəne and her roof Liturgy (qəddase)

        Gäbrä Marəyam being the chief

        And seeing the sun/angel in Ethiopia’s renaissance.

        Oh my beloved scholars, with my stammering

        What I tell you is only the truth and not some pretense

        And When St Hanna Church was looking towards Dese

        Kidanä Məhrät sent her a good monk to become the head.

 

The BaläQəne is saying that Qəne, Zema and Qəddase set Ethiopia apart from Egypt, Israel and America. When a good ʾäläqa was being sought as far as Dese, a good monk was found from the nearby Kidanä Məhrät. This new ʾäläqa is also bringing a spirit of renaissance at St Hanna’s Church.