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Thursday, 26 March 2015

Onisegun Nla Wa Nihin

By: William Hunter

Onisegun nla wa nihin,
Jesu abanidaro;
Oro Re mu ni lara da
A! Gbo ohun ti Jesu!

Iro didun lorin Seraf',
Oruko idun ni ahon.
Orin to dun julo ni:
Jesu! Jesu! Jesu!

A fi gbogbo ese re ji o,
A! Gbo ohun ti Jesu!
Rin lo sorun lalafia,
Si ba Jesu de ade.

Gbogb'ogo fun Krist' t'O jinde!
Mo gbagbo nisisiyi;
Mo foruko Olugbala,
Mo fe oruko Jesu.

Oruko Re leru mi lo
Ko si oruko miran;
Bokan mi ti n fe lati gbo
Oruko Re 'yebiye.

Arakunrin, e ba mi yin,
A! Yin oruko Jesu!
Arabinrin, gbohun soke
A! Yin oruko Jesu!

Omode at'agbalagba,
To fe oruko Jesu,
Le gba 'pe 'fe nisisiyi,
Lati sise fun Jesu

Nigba ta ba si de orun,
Ti a ba si ri Jesu,
A o ko 'rin yite ife ka,
Orin oruko Jesu.

Source: Yoruba Baptist Hymnal #23
The great Physician now is near,
The sympathizing Jesus;
He speaks the drooping heart to cheer,
Oh, hear the voice of Jesus.

Sweetest note in seraph song,
Sweetest name on mortal tongue;
Sweetest carol ever sung,
Jesus, blessed Jesus.

Your many sins are all forgiv’n,
Oh, hear the voice of Jesus;
Go on your way in peace to heav’n,
And wear a crown with Jesus.

All glory to the dying Lamb!
I now believe in Jesus;
I love the blessed Savior’s name,
I love the name of Jesus.

His name dispels my guilt and fear,
No other name but Jesus;
Oh, how my soul delights to hear
The charming name of Jesus.

Come, brethren, help me sing His praise,
Oh, praise the name of Jesus!
Come, sisters, all your voices raise,
Oh, bless the name of Jesus!

The children too, both great and small,
Who love the name of Jesus,
May now accept the gracious call
To work and live for Jesus.

And when to that bright world above,
We rise to see our Jesus,
We’ll sing around the throne of love
His name, the name of Jesus.

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. Read on here.