Cusisiña Suma Jayp’u

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1 Cusisiña suma jayp’u
Takeniw iquirapjje.
Warawaranac taypin khantasa
Diosan angelapawa yatiyän
Jesusan nacïwipata.
Cusisitay k’ochuñän.

2 Cusisiña suma jayp’u
Alajjpach arunac ist’apjjewa.
Angelanac k’ochur ist’araquiw,
Tatit Khespiyirisaru
Cusisitay k’ochuñän.

3 Cusisiña suma jayp’u
Cusisitaraquiwa sarapjje,
Niño Jesusaru yupaychiri.
Tatit Khespiyirisaru
Cusisitay k’ochunän.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8241

Author: Joseph Mohr

Joseph Mohr was born into a humble family–his mother was a seamstress and his father, an army musketeer. A choirboy in Salzburg Cathedral as a youth, Mohr studied at Salzburg University and was ordained in the Roman Catholic Church in 1815. Mohr was a priest in various churches near Salzburg, including St. Nicholas Church. He spent his later years in Hintersee and Wagrein. Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Cusisiña suma jayp’u
Title: Cusisiña Suma Jayp’u
English Title: Stille nacht, heilige nacht
Author: Joseph Mohr (c. 1816-18)
Source: Translator unknown
Language: Aymara
Copyright: Public Domain



Although he composed nearly one hundred works, Franz Gruber is remembered for only one–the tune of "Silent Night," composed on Christmas Eve, 1818. He scored the tune for tenor and bass soli (sung by Mohr and Gruber on that night) with the final phrase to be repeated in harmony (sung by the villag…

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