Thursday, January 07, 2010

Hallelujah and Jesus...That's all I got.

Here is a song that my 5th graders sang today in their Yupik class. They sang for 40 minutes and at the end I said, lets record that one. You know. That one. I have a limited Yupik vocabulary, so they went back and found the right one. I wanted this song, because they genuinely seemed happy to sing it and sang it louder than any other. The pictures are from last winter. Right know we have zero snow. zero.

Hallelujah Maligciqaq

Hallelujah maligciqaqa Jesus tumikun
Elliin maryarciqanga (ciunerkamnun)
Ayauciqanga nunakamnun-llu-pakmavet
Hallelujah maligciqaqa Jesus

1st verse
Alainat pelluciqut mani nunami
atunqigngaunateng yani
iquani atumangailameng,
Hallelujah maligciqaqa Jesus.


2nd verse
Jesus qanellruuq tumkauniluni
ilumulria yuullerkaq
kina taingaituq wangkun taugaam
Hallelujah maligciqaqa Jesus


3rd verse
Jesus qanellruuq qanerluni
ataam whi taiciqua
teguyarturluki wiinga yugkanka
Hallelujah maligciqaqa Jesus.



  1. Anonymous4:53 AM

    I just came across your blog after reading the Tundra Drums article about Tim. We met this summer -- I'm one of the folks from Ohio (and have Nebraska roots) who visits Quinhagak every summer doing basketball camps and Vacation Bible School. Great post about Tim's experience, and I'm enjoying your blog.


  2. Anonymous7:03 PM

    THAT WAS AWESOME!!! I loved it!!!!

    The other Mrs. B from the lower 48.

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  4. Anonymous7:36 AM

    That was beautiful Jim, evan Maurice thought so.
    Tell the kids they did a wonderful job and we really enjoyed it. Aunt Ruthie

  5. Anonymous7:13 AM

    Jim & Stephie, Sorry to be so long coming to the party but I enjoyed the kids music also. Especially having the words in their language with it. Love to both, Aunt Lucille

  6. Anonymous10:48 PM

    I enjoyed listening to the children sing that song!!! They all sounded beautiful in the language!!!
    I copied and paste to my interests on facebook ... the words ... how wonderful that you are sharing this!!!

  7. Anonymous3:43 PM

    This was my niece's favorite song, I could hear her say..."Sing Hallelujah, mom!"