Monday, June 15, 2009

The Lord's Prayer in the Cherokee tradition

Our father, heaven dweller,
My loving will be to Thy name.
Your Lordship: let it make its appearance.
Here upon earth let happen what you think
The same as in heaven is done.
Daily our food give to us this day.
Forgive us our debts, the same as we forgive our debtors.
And do not temptation being lead us into,
Deliver us from evil existing.
For thine your Lordship is,
And the power is,
And the glory is forever.
Amen

Incidentally, the Lord's Prayer in Cherokee (and English) was one of the items that appeared in the first issue—28 February 1828—of the Cherokee Phoenix (Tsalagi Tsulehisanunhi), the first newspaper written by and for Indians as well as being printed in both English and the Cherokee language (using Sequoya's syllabary).

1 comment:

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