Zäʾämlakəye
Author: Mämhər ʾefrem ze Ch’ägode

 

ለዘኖመ ቀርን እመ ኪሩቤል ዘምሮ፣

ህድጊዮ ወይትበሊዮ ኢትኑም ከበሮ፣

እስከመ ከበሮ ይትፌጽም ንዋሙ እንዘ ይንኅር ንኀሮ፡፡

 

   Mother of Cherubs/ praises, the sleeping drum

   Leave it be and don’t tell it to wake up

   Until it finishes its nap and its snoring.

 

(Säm) Don’t wake up a sleeping child, let him finish his nap.

 

(Wärq) The Drum is like a sleeping child during the long fasting season because it is not used in chants.