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    Kʼaʼru peʼ li yaal?
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    Kʼaʼru peʼ li yaal?

    Riklin kawilal

    1. Kʼaʼru peʼ li yaal? Jun lemtzʼ qʼol chaabʼil

    Naxqʼaxebʼ xbʼihomal chixjunil.

    Kʼaʼjoʼaq xnimal xtzʼaq saʼ xqʼehil li chalel

    Naq xnimal xbʼihomal ebʼ li rey taqlanel

    Taʼilmanq joʼ li tzʼaj yal tzʼeqbʼil.

    2. Kʼaʼru ut li yaal? Jun lemtzʼ ru maatan,

    Xbʼaan li Dios ut li winq jwal sikʼbʼil.

    Leʼ chasikʼ bʼar kʼutkʼu saʼ xchamal li taqʼa,

    Joʼ ajwiʼ toj chiru xtaqeʼqil li choxa—

    Aʼan xsikʼom li aamej li chaabʼil.

    3. Tʼanbʼil chaq lix xuqʼ jun li rey saʼ ruqʼ

    Naq li raqbʼa-aatin wan saʼ xbʼeen;

    Naq ani taqenaq taaʼosoʼq xwankilal,

    Naq xrumeʼ chaq chi chʼochʼ, toj xaqxooq chaq li yaal;

    Tixnumsi chaq xrahil li kutan.

    4. Kʼaʼru bʼiʼ li yaal? Aʼan li xbʼeen ut xraqik,

    Ut naxqʼax xbʼisbʼal ru li kutan.

    Us ta sachsooq li chʼochʼ ut li choxa taaxik,

    Wanq li yaal, xʼanchalil li kʼaʼru wan xwanjik,

    Junelik, chi maajun xjalbʼal wan.

    Raatinul: John Jaques, 1827–1900

    Xyaabʼal: Ellen Knowles Melling, 1820–1905

    Tzolʼlebʼ ut Sumwank 93:23–28

    Jwan 18:37–38