Mezmur Protestant holds a prominent position in the preaching of Ethiopian Pentecostal Christian worshipers.
Ethiopian Protestants believe that music should be conducted only for God, therefore mezmur or music in the Ethiopian language has no cultural or ethnic boundaries.
Furthermore, Mezmur Protestant has no restrictions as to what instruments or style of music chosen to be used to perform.
Old Mezmur Protestant
Pioneers such as Addisu Worku were one of the earliest mezmur performers and Misrach Voice Radio was the medium he used to let the masses hear his work.
The Mulu Wongel Church was an early church that began to develop mezmur singers, this in part because it was established mostly by Ethiopians themselves.
By the 1960’s, the Mulu Wongel Church began to introduce Ethiopians to Amharic Mezmur Protestant songs as opposed to the foreign language songs which were the norm at the time.
By the 1970’s after the government shut down the Mulu Wongel Church, two choir groups (Tsion Choir and Mulu Wongel Choir) continued to develop their mezmur and were soon followed by the Meserete Kristos Church Choir, Mekane Yesus Church Choir and Bethel Choir.
In the beginning, aside from Addisu Worku, there were also other prominent solo Mezmur Protestant singers, some of which include: Dr. Atalay Alem, Eyerusalem Teshome, Gizachew Worku, Tesfaye Gabisso, Shewaye Damte, Dereje Kebede, Tadesse Eshete and Tamrat Haile.
New Mezmur Protestant
More modern Mezmur Protestant singers include Dagmawi (Dagi) Tilahun of Mulu Wongel Church, Kalkidan (Lilly) Tilahun of Kale Hiwot, and Elias Abebe of Assembly of God Church, among many others.
Instrumental or more commonly known in Ethiopia as classical Mezmur Protestant songs are very popular and Bethel Music Ministry and Fikru Aligaz are some of the most well known.
There are also reggae Mezmur Protestant groups such as the Ahava Gospel Singers and former secular singers such as Hirut Bekele and Muluken have produced mezmurs after their conversions.
Unlike in the past, when Ethiopians had no support when they attempted their own version of Protestant Mezmur, today, there are over 20 digital Christian music studios in Ethiopia, some of which include: Kinnei, Bethelihem, COMNS, Nati, Begena, Albastor, CMM, Exodus, TDS, Shalom, Sami and Langanoo.
The following are 50 of the best old and new Amharic Mezmur Protestant that we hope you will appreciate.
New Mezmur Protestant
1. Mihret Etefa - የምህረት ኢተፋ New Ethiopian Protestant Mezmur 2019
2. Lidya Shewalem - አይቀልብኝም - New Amharic Protestant Mezmur 2019
3. New Protestant Mezmur 2019
4. ክላሲካል ፕሮቴስታንት መዝሙር ፳፩፰ - New Classical Protestant Mezmur 2018
5. Bereket Merid Vol.2 Full Album- New Ethiopian Protestant Song Mezmur 2019
6. Yakob Million - Beheliwina - በህልውና - New Amharic Protestant Mezmur 2019
7. Mix - Lidya Shewalem - አይቀልብኝም - New Amharic Protestant Mezmur 2019
8. Yetaweklign - ይታወቅልኝ) - Esrael Tefera - New Amahric Protestant Mezmur 2019
9. Addisalem Assefa - New Amharic Protestant Mezmur 2019
10. Misgana Eyob - Tasarfaleh - ታሳርፋለህ - New Amharic Mezmur Protestant 2019
11. Jossy Alamerew - Yene Selam - የኔ ሰላም - New Amazing Ethiopian Gospel Song 2019
12. Zelalem Tesfaye - አልፈልግም - Alfeligim - New Amharic Mezmur Protestant 2019
13. Kebron Berhe - Yalant - ያላንተ - Mezmur Protestant 2019
14. CJ TV Live Worship Best New Mezmur Protestant 2019
15. 2019 Ethiopian Protestant Slow Mezmur Collection - ለስለስ ያሉ ምርጥ የአምልኮ መዝሙሮች ስብስብ 2010 - ቁጥር 1
16. Best Mezmur Protestant Worship - Zerfe Kebede 2019
17. New Mesfin Gutu - ይገርማል - Ethiopian Amharic Mezmur Protestant
18. Addisalem Assefa - ጆሮዬን ልብሳ - New Amharic Mezmur Protestant
19. Tsehay Zeleke - Nu Enmeles - ኑ እንመለስ - Mezmur Protestant 2019
20. Tesfa Temesgen - Ante Kidus Neh - New Amharic Gospel Song 2019
21. Efrem Alemu - New Amharic Gosple Song - Mezmur Protestant
22. Elora Gospel Singers - ዘፀአት - New Amazing Gospel Song Mezmur Protestant 2019
23. New Ethiopian Protestant Song 2019
24. ህይወቴ - New Amahric Mezmur Protestant 2019 HD
25. Daniel Admassu - Wede Kiber - ወደ ክብር - New Amharic Mezmur Protestant 2019
Old Mezmur Protestant
26. ዘመን ተሻጋሪ የድሮ መዝሙሮች ስብስብ - Gizachew Worku - Old Timeless Amharic Mezmur Protestant
27. የድሮ ፡ መዝሙሮች - Nonstop Ethiopian Old Timeless Mezmur Protestant Gospel Songs
28. ግዛቸው ወርቁ - የድሮ መዝሙሮች ስብስብ - Gizachew Worku - Old Amharic Mezmur Protestant
29. ተስፋዬ ፡ ጫላ - Tesfaye Chala - ምርጥ መዝሙሮች ስብስብ - Best of Tesfaye Chala - Old Mezmur Only
30. ሲነጋም ሲመሽም - Old Mezmur Protestant
31. ዮሴፍ ፡ አያሌው - Yoseph Ayalew - ምርጥ መዝሙሮች ስብስብ - Best of Yoseph Ayalew Songs Old Mezmur Protestant
32. ዳግማዊ ፡ ጥላሁን - Dagmawi Tilahun - ምርጥ መዝሙሮች ስብስብ - Best of Dagmawi Tilahun Songs Old Mezmur Protestant
33. Yosef Bekele - ዮሴፍ በቀለ ምርጥ መዝሙሮች ስብስብ - Best of Yosef Bekele Nonstop Old Mezmur Protestant Collection
34. Betty Tezera - በቲ ተዘራ ምርጥ መዝሙሮች ስብስብ - Best of Betelhem Tezera Old Songs Nonstop Mezmur Pente Collection
35. Yetselot Mezmuroch - የፀሎት መዝሙሮች - Mezmur Pente Prayer Songs Nonstop Collection
36. Daniel Amdemichael - Beautiful Mezmurs - የዳንኤል አምደሚካኤል መዝሙሮች - Ethiopian Mezmur Protestant
37. ሊሊ ጥላሁን መዝሙሮች - Best of Lily Tilahun (Kalkidan Tilahun) Mezmur Protestant
38. አዲሱ ወርቁ - Addisu Worku - ምርጥ መዝሙሮች ስብስብ - Best of Addisu Worku Old Mezmur Protestant
39. Agegnew Yideg - አገኘው ይደግ ምርጥ መዝሙሮች ስብስብ - Best of Agegnew Yideg Mezmur Protestant Nonstop Collections
40. የድሮ ፡ መዝሙሮች - Ethiopian Old Timeless Mezmur Protestant Gospel songs- Part-11
41. ምርጥ መዝሙሮች - Old Mezmur Protestant Slow Spiritual Song
42. የድሮ መዝሙሮች - Nonstop Old Mesmur Protestant Songs Collection
43. Kaleb Tesfaye - መዝሙሮች - Nonstop Collection - Yedro Mezmur - Old Mesmur Protestant
44. Old Protestant Mezmur - Tekeste Alresawem
45. Addisu Worku - ዘመን የሚሻገሩ የ ጌታ ባሪያ የ አዲሱ ወርቁ መዝሙሮች - Old Amharic Mezmur Protestant Songs
46. Mihret Etefa - የምህረት ኢተፋ ምርጥ መዝሙሮች ስብስብ - Best of Old Protestant Mesmur
47. Gizachew Worku Best Old Mezmur Protestant Song Collections
48. ኢየሱስ ኢየሱስ - Best Old Amharic Protestant Mezmur
49. Lili Tilahun - Amharic Mesmur Protestant Old Songs Non Stop - ጥላሁን ቁጥር 1 ካሴት ሙሉ አልበም
50. Tesfaye Gabiso - Amlake Bertatun - Best Old Amharic Protestant Mezmur