Honoring Columbia   
February 1, 2003


THE 23rd  PSALM 

Cherokee Translation by Chief Standing Bear]

Nearer My God to Thee: sung by Tula Watters and daughters, Shawnee



Agigadiya  gesvi  Galonedi,  naquadulisgvna gesesdi;
My Shepherd is The Lord, I not wanting shall be;
 
itseiyusdi wagadiyvdodi aquvnisinidi naquvneho,
Green pastures for me to lie down  He makes.

Nav doyi amagev akatinidoha. Aquadadogi  osdanagvne gudoviyvwanisata;
Beside still waters He leads me. My health He restores for His Namesake;

ustideganvnv  vhnai  onisdiniadvneti akatinido.
On the paths of righteousness He leads me.

ugedaliyv vhnai udayvladv vhnai ayohuhisdi yigedohi,
The valley of the Shadow of Death I walk,
 
uyoi nitsisgaiyvnvgesesdi;  hiheno ginaligo.
Evil I will not fear, You are with me.

Gvnasda ale tsadolanvsdi nutsosedvnananvneho.
Your rod and Your staff give me comfort.

Tsotsadanuwi nav anedodvi gasyilo squadv nvquvtane;
My enemies near my presence, a table You prepare for them;

Tsisgoli agilonetiho nano agidadolistisgo; Aquatseli agugisti atsewegi.
My head with oil You anoint; My cup overflows.

Igohidaquv tsilenidohv osdadanige ale adadolisdi dagostawadesi,
All the days of my life goodness and mercy shall follow me,

Galonedi tsuwenvsv wagehisdi igohidaquugesv.
The Lord House I will dwell in forever.


 

Nearer My God to Thee: sung by Watters and daughters

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