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INDIAN Methodist Hymn Book Staylim=Paypa ta Methodist=Ts'hayilth.

HYMNS used on the Fraser River Indian Mission, of the Methodist Church, B. C. Conference. to which are appended Hymns in Chinook, and the Lord's Prayer and Ten Commandments.

TRANSLATED BY Rev's. Thos. Crosby, Chas. M Tate, and Wm. H Barraclough, B.A., Missionaries.

Compiled and Printed by Rev. W.H. Barraclough, Chilliwack, B.C. 1898.


The following hymns are in the Chill way uk dialect of the language of the Alkomaylum nation of Indians, who live along the Fraser River, from Yale to the Coast, and on Vancouver Island, at Cowichan and Nanaimo. The Alkomaylum, (or Ankomeenum, sometimes called Stawlo or River language,) as spoken by the Cowichans, is sweet and rythmical. The Chillwayuk dialect is harsher and more guttural. The Nanaimos, the Yales, the Sumas, the Kwantuls, etc. of B.C., and the Nooksaks of Wash., U.S.A., each speak a slightly different dialect of the same language.


` When before k, sound the letter by pressing the back of the tongue against the soft palate, and expelling the letter with a clicking sound. When before t, ts, or tz, press the tip of the tongue against the hard palate, and expel the sound as before.

kh , Is sounded by lightly pressing the back of the tongue against the soft palate, and emitting the sound in a slurring manner.

tl , and lth , Are sounded by pressing the tip of the tongue against the hard palate and emit as in kh.

a , Is pronounced ah; while all others are regular as in English.

T.C., C.M.T., and W.H.B., at the end of each hymn, are the initials of the translators.

Ts'hayilth Staylim

1 ARISE MY SOUL ARISE. Canadian Hymnal No. 72.


1 Whee talswal skwi la wal whee, Wheesit ta kul see see; Ta sat see ul Jesus Aylakut telth le melth: Tokla tl'khaylikh ska ta See am, S'khayl talswal skwikh lay ta tchalikhs.


2 Owe awts tokla Jesus My ate talswal skwi la wal, Al stlay tokla See am, E ta swas sat see ul; Tokla Jesus swas sat see ul Ay la kut tomuk sawlth skwi lawal.



Arise, my soul arise, Shake off thy guilty fears; The bleeding sacrifice In my behalf appears; Before the throne my surety stands; My name is written on his hands.

2 WE'LL WORK TILL JESUS COMES. Gospel Hymns 1 6 Complete No. 180.


1 Lay ta ay e tumokh al stlay kwus ka wom, Temtam kwuls lam al tus; Temtam kwus tlakit talswal see ize E ka wom lay ta Ay e.

Ay e kwus see ize ka tatsel ta Jesus, :See ize tchit ka tatsel ta Jesus,: Lam ka put alokh.

2 Lay wilth kukh ta ay e mestayokh lay, Hayluk taswas skwilawal. Kla al stlay kwus lam kwatsit toklalim Lay ta ay e tumokh.

3 Owita ay e e tila tumokh, Owe awts telth le melth kham; Owa tcha staas lay ta ay e tumokh, Laysit ta sawlth See am... Continue reading book >>

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