Ulihelisdi Atse Udetiyisgv!Hymn 81 syllabary

“For the Closing of the Year” is Hymn 81 in the Cherokee Hymnbook, published in 1829.  The new edition published by the Museum in 2014 includes a new English translation.  The last verse concludes:

Asdaya didinogi,

Ale dedvnv’I tsusqualahi gesvi


Let’s sing loudly.

Our lives are short.

Let’s rejoice.

Happy New Year from the Museum of the Cherokee Indian!