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Friday, 22 May 2015

Igba Wa N Be Lowo Re

Words: Will­iam F. Lloyd, in the Tract Mag­a­zine, March 1824.

Igba wa mbe li owo Re,
A fe ko wa nibe;
A fi emi at' ara wa
Si abe iso Re.

Igba wa mbe li owo Re,
Awa o se beru?
Baba ki y'o je k' omo Re,
Sokun li ainidi.

Igba wa mbe li owo Re,
'Wo l' a o gbekele;
Tit' a o f' aiye osi 'le
T' a o si r' ogo Re.

Igba wa mbe li owo Re
Ngo ma simi le O,
Lehin iku, low, otun Re.
L' em o wa titi lai.

Source: Yoruba Baptist Hymnal #328

My times are in Thy hand;
My God, I wish them there;
My life, my friends, my soul I leave
Entirely to Thy care.

My times are in Thy hand;
Whatever they may be;
Pleasing or painful, dark or bright,
As best may seem to Thee.

My times are in Thy hand;
Why should I doubt or fear?
My Father’s hand will never cause
His child a needless tear.

My times are in Thy hand,
Jesus, the crucified!
Those hands my cruel sins had pierced
Are now my guard and guide.

My times are in Thy hand,
Jesus, my Advocate:
Nor shall Thine hand be stretched in vain,
For me to supplicate.

My times are in Thy hand,
I’ll always trust in Thee;
And, after death, at Thy right hand
I shall forever be.

Lloyd, William Freeman, was born at Uley, Gloucestershire, Dec. 22, 1791. As he grew up he took great interest in Sunday school work, and was engaged in teaching both at Oxford and at London. In 1810 he was appointed one of the Secretaries of the Sunday School Union. He also became connected with the Religious Tract Society in 1816. Miller (to whom we are indebted for these details) says in his Singers and Songs of the Church, 1869, p. 418:—
"He commenced the Sunday School Teacher's Magazine, conducted for years the Child's Companion and the Weekly Visitor, and suggested the preparation of a large number of books for children and adults. His own literary productions were various, including several useful books for Sunday School teachers and scholars, and numerous tracts. He was also much engaged in compilation and revision."

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