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KRIST' KI 'JOBA RE DE

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

Friday, 27 March 2015

Mo J'alejo Nihin

Author: Elijah T. Cassel (1902)


Mo j’alejo nihin, 'nu ile ajeji,
Ile mi jin rere, lor'ebute wura;
Lati je iranse n'koja okun lohun
Mo n sise nihin f'Oba mi.

Refrain:
Eyi nise ti mo wa je,
'Se tawon angel' nko lorin
E b'Olorun laja l'Oluwa Oba wi
E ba Olorun yin laja.

Eyi lase Oba, keniyan n'bi gbogbo
Ronupiwada kuro ninu 'dekun ese,
Awon to ba gboran yio joba pelu Re,
Eyi nise mi f'Oba mi.

Ile mi dara ju petele Sharon lo,
Nibiti 'ye ainipekun atayo wa;
Ki n so fun araye, bi won se lee gbebe
Eyi nise mi f'Oba mi.

Source: Yoruba Baptist Hymnal #23
I am a stranger here, within a foreign land;
My home is far away, upon a golden strand;
Ambassador to be of realms beyond the sea,
I’m here on business for my King.

Refrain This is the message that I bring,
A message angels fain would sing:
“Oh, be ye reconciled,"
Thus saith my Lord and King,
“Oh, be ye reconciled to God."

This is the King’s command: that all men, everywhere,
Repent and turn away from sin’s seductive snare;
That all who will obey, with Him shall reign for aye,
And that’s my business for my King.

My home is brighter far than Sharon’s rosy plain,
Eternal life and joy throughout its vast domain;
My Sovereign bids me tell how mortals there may dwell,
And that’s my business for my King.

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    1. Yes! And it is not just beloved but deep with meaning and poweful too. I so love it.

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