Abana alathi fi ssama (Abana in Heaven)

Abana alathi fi ssama (Abana in Heaven) (أبانا الذي في السماء ليتقدس اسمك)

Translator and Adapter: Greg Scheer; Author: Laila Constantine; Translator and Adapter: Anne Zaki; Translator and Adapter: Emily R. Brink
Tune: [Abana alathi fi ssama]
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Translator and Adapter: Greg Scheer

Greg Scheer is a composer, author, and speaker. His life’s work includes two sons (Simon and Theo), two books (The Art of Worship, 2006, and Essential Worship, 2016), and hundreds of compositions, songs, and arrangements in a dizzying variety of styles. Greg is also co-founder of Hymnary.org and source of many ideas and inspirations, some good. Greg Scheer Go to person page >

Author: Laila Constantine

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Translator and Adapter: Anne Zaki

Anne Zaki was born in Cairo, Egypt, where her father was a pastor. At age 16 she was selected by the Egyptian government to represent her homeland in an international school in Western Canada, dedicated to peace and international understanding. After graduation she attended Calvin College, where she learned to integrate her faith and her dedication to social justice. Following her graduation with a BA in psychology and sociology in 1999, Zaki married Naji Umran, a Canadian-Syrian student at Calvin Theological Seminary, and they had four boys: Jonathan, Sebastian, Emmanuel, and Alexander. Zaki also earned two master's degrees, one in social psychology from the American University in Cairo in 2002, and one in divinity from Calvin Theological… Go to person page >

Translator and Adapter: Emily R. Brink

Emily R. Brink is a Senior Research Fellow of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and Adjunct Professor of Church Music and Worship at Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her main areas of responsibility are conference planning and global resources. She is program manager of the annual Calvin Symposium on Worship, which draws more than 70 presenters and 1600 participants from around the world. She also travels widely to lecture and to learn about worship in different parts of the world, especially in Asia, where she has lectured in Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, and Taiwan. Her areas of interest include congregational song from all times and places;… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Abana alathi fi ssama (Abana in Heaven) (أبانا الذي في السماء ليتقدس اسمك)
Title: Abana alathi fi ssama (Abana in Heaven)
Original Language: Arabic
Translator and Adapter: Greg Scheer
Translator and Adapter: Anne Zaki
Translator and Adapter: Emily R. Brink
Author: Laila Constantine
Source: Lebanon
Language: Arabic; English
Publication Date: 2013
Copyright: © 2002 "Songs of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Egypt," Council of Pastoral Work and Evangelism, admin. Faith Alive Christian Resources; Trans. and Adapt. © 2008 Faith Alive Christian Resources



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