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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...

Friday, 22 May 2015

Oluwa Mi Mo N Jade Lo

Charles Wes­ley, Hymns and Sac­red Po­ems, 1749.

OLUWA mi, mo njade lo,
Lati se ise ojo mi;
Iwo nikan l' emi o mo,
L' oro, l' ero ati n' ise.

Ise t' O yan mi l' anu Re
Je ki nle se tayotayo;
Ki nr' oju Re n'nu ise mi,
K' emi si fi ife Re han.

Dabobo mi lowo 'danwo,
K' O pa okan mi mo kuro
Lowo aniyan  aiye yi,
Ati gbogbo ifekufe.

Iwo t'oju Re r' okan mi,
Ma wa lowo otun mi lai,
Ki nma sise lo l' ase Re,
Ki nf' ise mi gbogbo fun O.

Jeki nreru Re t'o fuye,
Ki nma sora nigbagbogbo,
Ki nma f' oju si nkan t' orun,
Ki nsi mura d' ojo ogo.

Ohunkohun t' O fi fun mi,
Jeki nle lo fun ogo Re,
Ki nf' ayo sure ije mi,
Ki mba O rin titi d' orun.

Source: Yoruba Baptist Hymnal #56
Forth in Thy Name, O Lord, I go,
My daily labor to pursue;
Thee, only Thee, resolved to know
In all I think or speak or do.

The task Thy wisdom hath assigned,
O let me cheerfully fulfill;
In all my works Thy presence find,
And prove Thy good and perfect will.

Preserve me from my calling’s snare,
And hide my simple heart above,
Above the thorns of choking care,
The gilded baits of worldly love.

Thee may I set at my right hand,
Whose eyes mine inmost substance see,
And labor on at Thy command,
And offer all my works to Thee.

Give me to bear Thy easy yoke,
And every moment watch and pray,
And still to things eternal look,
And hasten to Thy glorious day.

For Thee delightfully employ
Whate’er Thy bounteous grace hath giv’n;
And run my course with even joy,
And closely walk with Thee to Heav’n.


  1. Happy to get the hymns on your blog God bless and will continue to increase your knowledge in writing in Jesus name. Thanks

  2. I love this hymn. Thanks for the Yoruba version

  3. Thanks so much for sharing this hymn. I used to sing it every morning with my grandma when I was much younger in the 80's. I've been looking for the full lyrics. Now I found it. Thanks!

  4. May God bless you richly for this, this specific hymn just came to my spirit, thank you for putting English and yoruba version side by side.

  5. God bless you richly for this, thanks for putting yoruba and English version of cac hymn side by side. Be blessed with all heavenly blessings in Jesus name.

  6. Thanks a lot for this. God will bless you. So happy to find this.