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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...

Monday, 13 October 2014

GBORI RE SOKE ALAARE

Mary M. Weinland, 1887

Gbori re soke alare
Tori ayo n bo lowuro
Olorun so n'nu oro Re
Pe ayo ma n bo lowuro

Refrain:
Ayo ma n bo lowuro/2x
Ekun le pe titi dale
Sugbon ayo n bo lowuro

Eyin mimo ma beru mo
Tori ayo n bo lowuro
Eyin olofo nuju nu
Tori ayo n bo lowuro

E yo oru fere koja
Tori ayo n bo lowuro
Ooro to logo yoo si de
Tori ayo n bo lowuro

Ki gbogbo wa ma yo loni
Tori ayo n bo lowuro
Olorun yoo n'omije nu
Tori ayo n bo lowuro

Oh, weary pilgrim, lift your head:
For joy cometh in the morning!
For God in His own Word hath said
That joy cometh in the morning!

Joy cometh in the morning!
Joy cometh in the morning!
Weeping may endure for a night,
But joy cometh in the morning!

Ye trembling saints, dismiss your fears:
For joy cometh in the morning!
Oh, weeping mourner, dry your tears:
For joy cometh in the morning!
Let every burdened soul look up:
For joy cometh in the morning!
And every trembling sinner hope:
For joy cometh in the morning!

Our God shall wipe all tears away:
For joy cometh in the morning!
Sorrow and sighing flee away:
For joy cometh in the morning!


In 2008 when my mum died and church folks came to visit us the following morning, it was this song they sang. We were all so grieved and crying uncontrollably. I remember I had a black veil on my head and I had to stylishly use it to cover my face because I could not sing, I was just weeping. It was not a good experience at all. I am sure everyone who has known bereavement at one time or the other can relate.

But true to the words of those songs, we are no longer weeping. Joy indeed comes in the morning. The Lord has comforted us over and over again and will yet comfort us more and more.

©2016, Ayobami Temitope Kehinde

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for putting this song there. The Refrain came to mind during devotion this morning and cpuld only remeber 1st stanza. Sang the song last in early 1990s. God bless.

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  2. Hmmmm the Lord has chastened us sorely but he has not given us over to death(hell) Psalm 118:18

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