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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Ru Iti Wole

Author: Knowles Shaw
Funrugbin l' owuro, irugbin inu 're
Funrugbin l' osan gan, ati ni ale
Duro de ikore ati 'gba ikojo
A o f' ayo pada, ru iti wole.

Refrain:
Ru iti wole, ru iti wole
A o f' ayo pada ru iti wole
Ru iti wole, ru iti wole
A o f' ayo pada, ru iti wole.

Funrugbin nin' orun, ati nin'ojiji
Laiberu ikuku, tabi otutu
Nigbati ikore, ati lalaa ba pin
A o f' ayo pada, ru iti wole.

Bi a tile nf' omije sise f' Oluwa
Adanu ta nri le m' okan wa gbogbe
Gbat' ekun ba dopin, yio ki wa ku abo
A o f' ayo pada, ru iti wole

Source: Yoruba Baptist Hymnal #459
Sowing in the morning, sowing seeds of kindness,
Sowing in the noontide and the dewy eve;
Waiting for the harvest, and the time of reaping,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.

Refrain:

Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in the sheaves/2x
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves;
Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in the sheaves/2x
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.

Sowing in the sunshine, sowing in the shadows,
Fearing neither clouds nor winter’s chilling breeze;
By and by, the harvest and the labor ended,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.

Going forth with weeping, sowing for the Master,
Tho’, the loss sustained, our spirit often grieves;
When our weeping’s over, He will bid us welcome,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.

Knowles Shaw (1834-1878), a name familiar in many western households--was born near New London, in Morgan Township, on the 13th of October, 1834. His mother's maiden name was Huldah Griffin, and by both of his parents he was of Scottish extraction. His early life was spent in Rush County, Indiana, where he first began to play the violin, furnishing the music for many a dance. While the ball was going on he was converted, ceasing to play in the middle of the piece he was performing. Very soon thereafter he entered the ministry of the Christian Church. On the 11th of January, 1855, he married Miss Martha Finley. Most of his time after entering the ministry was spent in the West and South, and on account of his wonderful vocal powers he was called the "singing evangelist."

As a singer he was considered, in some respects, equal to Sankey and Bliss. reporters of the press al spoke of his singing as something wonderful. Soon after beginning to preach, he began to compose and to write music. His first song was "The Shining Ones," still popular. He published at different times five singing-books: "Shining Pearls," "Golden Gate," "Sparkling Jewels," "The Gospel Trumpet," and the "Morning Star." "Bringing in the Sheaves" was one of the last songs from his hand.

His last meeting was held in Dallas, Texas, in May 1878. He was killed by a railroad accident, going from Dallas to McKinney, on the 7th of June, 1878. During his ministry he baptized over eleven thousand persons.


--A History and Biographical Cyclopedia of Butler County, Ohio. Cincinnati, 1882. DNAH Archives Click here to go to source.

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