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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Laifoya Lapa Jesu

By Frances J. Crosby, 1868

Laifoya lapa Jesu,
Laifoya laya Re
Labe ojiji 'fe Re
Lokan mi yo sinmi.
Gbo ohun angeli ni,
Orin won deti mi,
Lati papa ogo wa,
Lati okun Jaspi.

Refrain:

Laifoya lapa Jesu
Laifoya laya Re
Labe ojiji 'fe Re
Lokan mi yo sinmi.

Laifoya lapa Jesu
Mo bo low'aniyan,
Mo bo lowo idanwo,
Ese ko nipa mo,
Mo bo lowo 'banuje,
Mo bo lowo eru
O ku idanwo die!
O k'omije die!

Jesu abo okan mi,
Jesu ti ku fun mi,
Apata ayeraye
Lemi o gbekele,
Nihin lemi o duro
Tit'oru yo koja,
Titi n o fi rimole
Ni ebute ogo.

Source: Yoruba Baptist Hymnal #254


Safe in the arms of Jesus,
Safe on His gentle breast;
There by His love o’ershaded,
Sweetly my soul shall rest.
Hark! ’tis the voice of angels
Borne in a song to me,
Over the fields of glory,
Over the jasper sea.

Refrain:

Safe in the arms of Jesus,
Safe on His gentle breast;
There by His love o’ershaded,
Sweetly my soul shall rest.
Safe in the arms of Jesus,
Safe from corroding care,
Safe from the world’s temptations;
Sin cannot harm me there.
Free from the blight of sorrow,
Free from my doubts and fears;
Only a few more trials,
Only a few more tears!

Jesus, my heart’s dear Refuge,
Jesus has died for me;
Firm on the Rock of Ages
Ever my trust shall be.
Here let me wait with patience, Wait till the night is o’er;
Wait till I see the morning
Break on the golden shore.

Source: http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Safe_in_the_Arms_of_Jesus/

Frances J Crosby's Biography

One of the great powers that influence the world is the writer of favorite songs and hymns. Such a person approaches nearer to the hearts of the people than any one else. Wherever the religion of Christ has found lodgment, the countless songs of Fanny Crosby, the subject of this sketch, have brought comfort to Christian hearts and stirred up inspiration that will abide as long as life shall last.

Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Southeast, Putnam County, New York [United States], March 24, 1820. She became blind at the age of six weeks from maltreatment of her eyes during a period of sickness. When she was eight years old she moved with her parents to Ridgefield, Connecticut, the family remaining there four years. At the age of fifteen she entered the New York Institution for the Blind, where she received a good education. She became a teacher in the Institution in 1847, and continued her work until March 1, 1858. She taught English grammar, rhetoric, Roman and American history. This was the great developing period in her life. During the vacations of 1852 and 1853, spent at North Reading, Massachusetts, she wrote the words to many songs for Dr. Geo. F. Root, then the teacher of music at the Institution. Among them were, "Hazel Dell," "The Honeysuckle Glen," "Rosalie, the Prairie Flower," "Music in the Air," "Proud World, Good-bye, I'm Going Home," "All Together," "Never Forget the Dear Ones," and others. Subsequently she wrote the words for the cantatas of "The Flower Queen" and "The Pilgrim Fathers," all of which were very popular in their day, though it was not generally known at the time that she was the author.

Read more here .

9 comments:

  1. Amen! God bless you too. :)

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  2. what's the english translation to this song?

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  3. what's the english translation to this song?

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    1. Safe in the arms of Jesus.

      You can Google it for all the stanzas.

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    2. I have the English version added now.

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  4. God bless you forthis beautiful song. I woke up this morning with this song but only remember the refrain. I googled it and found it. Am blessed!

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  5. God bless you forthis beautiful song. I woke up this morning with this song but only remember the refrain. I googled it and found it. Am blessed!

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  6. God bless you forthis beautiful song. I woke up this morning with this song but only remember the refrain. I googled it and found it. Am blessed!

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