dear hymn lovers,
can anyone tell me where to find the lyrics for the 'khen efran' (in the name of the Lord) hymn that is sung together with the 'axios' for a new priest, newly baptised person etc. i am not sure if it is the same hymn, and i was trying to make out the words on sunday when our new priest joined us.
there was a big group of people, no microphone, and (i am sure!) many people joining in who were not sure of the words, so it sounded a bit like 'aaaa khqzfgeyeeee opwstmzodnfauuu' and then axios for saint mary, our church's saint, and (what sounded like!) other random people, clergy and saints added in.
what cracks me up is i was translating for my friend who knows even less coptic and arabic than me, and trying to make it make sense to him!
i love my church, but it makes me laugh sometimes