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 2020
2. Lidya Shewalem - አይቀልብኝም - New Amharic Protestant Mezmur 2020
3. New Protestant Mezmur 2020
4. 1 Hr Best Ethiopian protestant mezmur Classical 2020
5. Bereket Merid Vol.2 Full Album- New Ethiopian Protestant Song Mezmur 2020
6. Yakob Million - Beheliwina - በህልውና - New Amharic Protestant Mezmur 2020
7. Mix - Lidya Shewalem - አይቀልብኝም - New Amharic Protestant Mezmur 2020
8. Yetaweklign - ይታወቅልኝ) - Esrael Tefera - New Amahric Protestant Mezmur 2020
9. Addisalem Assefa - New Amharic Protestant Mezmur 2020
10. Misgana Eyob - Tasarfaleh - ታሳርፋለህ - New Amharic Mezmur Protestant 2020
11. Jossy Alamerew - Yene Selam - የኔ ሰላም - New Amazing Ethiopian Gospel Song 2020
12. Zelalem Tesfaye - አልፈልግም - Alfeligim - New Amharic Mezmur Protestant 2020
13. Kebron Berhe - Yalant - ያላንተ - Mezmur Protestant 2020
14.ክላሲካል ፕሮቴስታንት መዝሙር 2011 - New classical protestant mezmur 2020
15. 2020 Ethiopian Protestant Slow Mezmur Collection - ለስለስ ያሉ ምርጥ የአምልኮ መዝሙሮች ስብስብ 2010 - ቁጥር 1
16. Best Mezmur Protestant Worship - Zerfe Kebede 2020
17. ለስለስ ያሉ ምርጥ የአምልኮ መዝሙሮች ስብስብ 2020 Ethiopian Protestant Best Slow Christian Mezmur Collection 2
18. Addisalem Assefa - ጆሮዬን ልብሳ - New Amharic Mezmur Protestant
19. Tsehay Zeleke - Nu Enmeles - ኑ እንመለስ - Mezmur Protestant 2020
20. Tesfa Temesgen - Ante Kidus Neh - New Amharic Gospel Song 2020
21. Efrem Alemu - New Amharic Gosple Song - Mezmur Protestant
22. Elora Gospel Singers - ዘፀአት - New Amazing Gospel Song Mezmur Protestant 2020
23. New Ethiopian Protestant Song 2020
24. ህይወቴ - New Amahric Mezmur Protestant 2020 HD
25. Daniel Admassu - Wede Kiber - ወደ ክብር - New Amharic Mezmur Protestant 2020
Old Mezmur Protestant
26. Daniel Amdemichael - Old Ethiopian Protestant Mezmur Worship
27. የድሮ ፡ መዝሙሮች - Nonstop Ethiopian Old Timeless Mezmur Protestant Gospel Songs
28. ግዛቸው ወርቁ - የድሮ መዝሙሮች ስብስብ - Gizachew Worku - Old Amharic Mezmur Protestant
29. Kaleab Tsegaye Old Ethiopian Protestant Mezmur Mix ቃልአብ
30. ሲነጋም ሲመሽም - Old Mezmur Protestant
31. ኢየሱስ ኢየሱስ Best Old Amharic Mezmur
32. ዳግማዊ ፡ ጥላሁን - Dagmawi Tilahun - ምርጥ መዝሙሮች ስብስብ - Best of Dagmawi Tilahun Songs Old Mezmur Protestant
33. Amharic old Mezmur
34. ምርጥ ዘመን ተሻጋሪ የድሮ መዝሙሮች Best Old Protestant Mezmur
35. Yetselot Mezmuroch - የፀሎት መዝሙሮች - Mezmur Pente Prayer Songs Nonstop Collection
36. Daniel Amdemichael - Beautiful Mezmurs - የዳንኤል አምደሚካኤል መዝሙሮች - Ethiopian Mezmur Protestant
37. Old Mezmur Protestant Collection
38. አዲሱ ወርቁ - Addisu Worku - ምርጥ መዝሙሮች ስብስብ - Best of Addisu Worku Old Mezmur Protestant
39. የድሮ ፡ መዝሙሮች - EThiopian Old Timeless Gospel songs- Part-11
40. የድሮ ፡ መዝሙሮች - Ethiopian Old Timeless Mezmur Protestant Gospel songs- Part-11
41. የሊሊ የድሮ መዝሙሮች ስብስብ (Lili Tilahun Amharic old songs)
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. የድሮ መዝሙሮች (Old Songs Collection)
47. Gizachew Worku Best Old Mezmur Protestant Song Collections
48. ኢየሱስ ኢየሱስ - Best Old Amharic Protestant Mezmur
49. Are Sintu
50. Tesfaye Gabiso - Amlake Bertatun - Best Old Amharic Protestant Mezmur