"Kandisa " is a beautiful song by Indian Ocean from their album of the same name. This song is what got me into this band and it still retains the same fresh and wonderful image of me starting out with playing percussion on this song. Somehow Indian Ocean songs age very well. If you have not heard the song, here is it.
Finally i found this blog where i found the complete literal translation of Kandisa. The song/prayer is in Aramaic which is a very old language. The translation is as below.
Kandisa Alahaye Kandisa Esana Aalam Balam Aalam, Amenu Aamen,
kadishat Allaha, kadishat Haylthana, l-'alam 'almin amin.
Holy God, Strong God, I bow to you forever
Sliha Mar Yose, Almaduba Kudisa, Aangen Dhanusa Nehave Dukharana,
Apostle St. Joseph, on your Holy Altar ----
Kandisa Alaha Kandisa Esana Kandisa La Ma Yosa Isaraha Malem
Kadishat Allaha, Kadishat Haylthana, kadishat la mayutha, ethraham 'layn.
Holy God, holy strong, Holy, do not die, have mercy on me.
I knew there were references to Jesus and his apostles in this song, but could not understand any part of the song. Enjoy!