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Words: Lewis Hensley, 1867 Music: St. Cecilia, Kingsland Krist' ki 'joba Re de, Ki ase Re bere; F' opa-rin Re fo Gbogbo...

Friday, 13 June 2014


Words: Philip Doddridge (1702-1751)
Ore ofe! Ohun
Adun ni l’eti wa
Gbongbon re y’o gba orun kan
Aye y’o gbo pelu

Ore ofe sa
N’igbekele mi
Jesu ku fun araye
O ku fun mi pelu

Ore ofe l’o ko
Oruko mi l’orun
L’o fi mi fun Od’agutan
T’O gba iya mi je.

Ore ofe to mi
S’ona alafia
O ntoju mi l’ojojumo
Ni irin ajo mi

Ore ofe ko mi
Bi a ti ‘gbadura
O pa mi mo titi d’oni
Ko si je ki nsako

Je k’ore ofe yi
F’agbara f’okan mi
Ki nle fi gbogbo ipa mi
At’ojo mi fun O.
Grace ! 'tis a charming sound,
Harmonious to the ear ;
Heaven with the echo shall resound,
And all the earth shall hear.

Saved by grace alone;
This is all my plea-
Jesus died for all mankind,
And Jesus died for me.

'Twas grace that wrote my name
In life's eternal book;
'Twas grace that gave me to the Lamb,
Who all my sorrows took.

Grace taught my wandering feet
To tread the heavenly road ;
And new supplies each hour I meet,
While pressing on to God.

Grace taught my soul to pray,
And made mine eyes o'erflow;
'Twas grace which kept me to this day,
And will not let me go.

Oh, let Thy grace inspire
My soul with strength divine I
May all my powers to Thee aspire,
And all my days be Thine.

Doddridge, Philip, D.D., was born in London, June 26, 1702. His grandfather was one of the ministers under the Commonwealth, who were ejected in 1662. His father was a London oilman. He was offered by the Duchess of Bedford an University training for ordination in the Church of England, but declined it. He entered Mr. Jennings's non-conformist seminary at Kibworth instead; preached his first sermon at Hinckley, to which Mr. Jennings had removed his academy. In 1723 he was chosen pastor at Kibworth. In 1725 he changed his residence to Market Harborough, still ministering at Kibworth. The settled work of his life as a preceptor and divine began in 1729, with his appointment to the Castle Hill Meeting at Northampton, and continued till in the last stage of consumption. He sailed to Lisbon, in 1751, where he died October 26, the same year.

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