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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, 6 April 2015

Ninu Gbogbo Ewu Oru

Thomas Kelly, 1769-1855

Ninu gbogbo ewu oru,
Oluwa l'O n so wa;
Awa si tun rimole yii,
A tun te ekun ba.

Oluwa pa wa mo loni,
Fi apa Re so wa,
Kiki awon t'Iwo pa mo,
Lo n yo ninu ewu.

Koro wa ati iwa wa,
Wipe, Tire l'awa;
To bee kimole otito
Le tan loju aye.

Ma je ka pada lodo Re,
Olugbala owon;
Titi a o foju wa ri
Oju Re nikehin.

Source: Yoruba Baptist Hymnal #232

Through all the dangers of the night,
Preserv'd, O Lord! By thee;
Again we hail the cheerful light,
Again we bow the knee.

Preserve us, Lord! throughout the day,
And guide us by thy arm;
For they are safe, and only they,
Whom thou preserv'st from harm.

Let all our words and all our ways,
Declare that we are thine,
That so the light of truth and grace
Before the world may shine.

Let us ne'er turn away from thee;
Dear Saviour, hold us fast,
Till with immortal eyes, we see
Thy glorious face at last.

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. He died May 14, 1854. (Keep reading.)

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