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Thursday, 18 December 2014

O N To Mi Lo

Author: Gilmore, Joseph Henry

O n to mi lo iro 'bukun,
Oro torun tu mi ninu,
Ohun tio wu kemi se
Sibe Olorun n to mi lo.

O n to mi lo, O n to mi lo,
Owo Re lo fi n to mi lo,
Lotito ni mo fe tele E
Nitoriti O n to mi lo

Nigba miran tiponju wa,
Nigba miiran logba Eden
Leba odo lokun 'ponju,
Sibe Olorun n to mi lo.

Oluwa mo dowo Re mu
N ko ni kun, n ko ni ibanuje,
Fohun 'yowu ti mo le ri
Niwon t'Olorun mi n to mi

Nigba 'se mi laye ba pin,
Toor'ofe Re fun mi nisegun,
Emi ko ni beru iku,
Niwon t'Olorun mi n to mi.
He leadeth me! O blessed thought,
O words with heav’nly comfort fraught;
Whate’er I do, where’er I be,
Still ’tis Christ’s hand that leadeth me.

He leadeth me, he leadeth me;
by his own hand he leadeth me:
his faithful follower I would be,
for by his hand he leadeth me.

Sometimes mid scenes of deepest gloom,
sometimes where Eden's flowers bloom,
by waters calm, o'er troubled sea,
still 'tis God's hand that leadeth me.

Lord, I would clasp thy hand in mine,
nor ever murmur nor repine;
content, whatever lot I see,
since 'tis my God that leadeth me.

And when my task on earth is done,
when, by thy grace, the victory's won,
e'en death's cold wave I will not flee,
since God through Jordan leadeth me.

Gilmore, Joseph Henry, M. A., Professor of Logic in Rochester University, New York, was born at Boston, April 29, 1834, and graduated in Arts at Brown University, and in Theology at Newton Theological Institution. In the latter he was Professor of Hebrew in 1861-2. For some time he held a Baptist ministerial charge at Fisherville, New Hampshire, and at Rochester. He was appointed Professor at Rochester in 1868. His hymn, "He leadeth me, O blessed thought" (Ps. xxiii.), is somewhat widely known. It was written at the close of a lecture in the First Baptist Church, Philadelphia, and is dated 1859. It is in the Baptist Hymnal [and Tune] Book, Philadelphia, 1871. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M. A.] -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907) --Source

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