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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Mu Won Wa

Alexcenah Thomas, 1885

Olus'aguntan ni npe mi,
Kuro nin aginju ese,
On p' agutan t' o sako lo
Jina rere sinu agbo.


Mu won wa, mu won wa,
Mu won wa, kuro l' oko ese;
Mu won wa, mu won wa,
M' asako wa sodo Jesu.

Ran Olusagutan lowo
Lati wa 'gutan re t' o nu,
Mu awon t' o nu pada wa,
Sin 'agbo kuro l' otutu.

Gbo igbe won nin' aginju,
Ati lori oke giga,
Gb' olusagutan nwi fun o,
"Lo mu agutan mi wole."

Source: Yoruba Baptist Hymnal #650
Hark! ’tis the Shepherd’s voice I hear,
Out in the desert dark and drear,
Calling the sheep who’ve gone astray,
Far from the Shepherd’s fold away.


Bring them in, bring them in,
Bring them in from the fields of sin;
Bring them in, bring them in,
Bring the wand’ring ones to Jesus.

Who’ll go and help this Shepherd kind,
Help Him the wand’ring ones to find?
Who’ll bring the lost ones to the fold,
Where they’ll be sheltered from the cold?

Out in the desert hear their cry,
Out on the mountain, wild and high;
Hark! ’tis the Master, speaks to thee,
“Go, find My sheep where’er they be.”

Miss Alexcenah Thomas (1857-1910), of Philadelphia, Pa., comes to us as Supervisor of Primary Work and Critic Teacher in the Oglethorpe Practice School. Miss Thomas is a graduate of the School of Education in ChicagoUniversity, and has had long and valuable experience. For eleven years she was engaged in primary and intermediate work in the public schools of Greensburg, Pa., andTacoma, Wash., after which she held successively the positions of Principal of the Modal School in connection with the City Normal School of Springfield, Mass., Primary Supervisor for all the public schools of Atlantic City, N. J., and Principal of the Model School in connection with the State Normal School of East Stroudsburg, N. Y. During her six years in Atlantic City she had the supervision of fifty-nine rooms, of which eleven were filled with colored children.

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