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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...

Wednesday, 10 September 2014


Text: Elizabeth Parson, 1812-1873
Jesu, a fe pade,
Lojo Re mimo yi;
A si yite Re ka,
Lojo Re mimo yi:
'Wo Ore wa orun,
Adura wa n bo wa,
Boju wo emi wa
Lojo Re mimo yi.

A ko gbodo lora,
Lojo Re mimo yi
Li eru a kunle
Lojo Re mimo yi;
Ma taro ise wa,
K'Iwo ko si ko wa,
Ka sin O bo ti ye
Lojo Re mimo yi

A teti soro Re
Lojo Re mimo yi;
Bukun oro ta gbo,
Lojo Re mimo yi;
Ba wa lo 'gbat'a lo,
Fore igbala Re
Si aya wa gbogbo,
Lojo Re mimo yi.br />
Ese fi ewon de mi,
Da mi, Oluwa da mi,
Iwo ni n o sin titi,
Jesu Olugbala mi.
Jesus we love to meet
On this Thy holy day
We gather round Thy throne
On this Thy holy day,
Thou art our heavenly Friend
Our prayers ascend to Thee
Look on our spirits, Lord
On this Thy Holy day.

Let us shake off dull sloth
On this Thy holy day.
We kneel in reverence Lord
On this Thy holy day.
Our sins may Thou forgive
And may Thou teach us, Lord
To worship as we ought
On this Thy holy day

We listen to Thy word
On this Thy holy day
Bless all the word we hear
On this Thy holy day
As we part, be with us
Thy salvation impart
To every heart, dear Lord
On this Thy holy day. Amen!

Parson, Elizabeth, nee Hooker, daughter of the Rev. W. Rooker (for nearly fifty years Congregational Minister at Tavistock), was born at Tavistock, June 5, 1812, and married in 1844 to Mr. T. Edgecombe Parson. She died at Plymouth in 1873. Previous to her marriage (from 1840 to 1844) Mrs. Parson conducted a class for young men and women in the vestry of her father's chapel on Sunday evenings, and to which was given the name of the “Willing Class," because those who came, came "willingly." For this class she wrote from 1840 to 1844 several hymns, some of which came into use through various collections including the Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858, and others at a later date. A few years ago 18 of these hymns were collected, and printed for private circulation by one of her old scholars as Willing Class Hymns. The greater part of these hymns have found a place in children's hymn-books, some fifteen collections having one or more therein.

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