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Friday, 23 October 2015

E Tun Won Ko Fun Mi Ki N Gbo (Wonderful Words Of Life)

Author: P. P. Bliss

E tun won ko fun mi ki ngbo
Oro 'yanu t' Iye!
Je ki nsi tun ewa won ri,
Oro 'yanu t' Iye,
Oro iye at' ewa, ti mko mi n' igbagbo!

Refrain:
Oro didun! Oro 'yanu
Oro didun! Oro 'yanu
Oro 'yanu t' Iye.
Oro 'yanu t' Iye.

Kristi nikan lo fi fun ni
Oro 'yanu t' Iye!
Elese gbo 'pe ife na
Oro 'yanu t' Iye,
L' ofe la fifun wa, ko le to wa s'orun

Gbo ohun ihinrere na,
Oro 'yanu t' Iye!
F' igbala lo gbogbo enia
Oro 'yanu t' Iye,
Jesu Olugbala, we wa mo titi lai!

Source: Yoruba Baptist Hymnal # 615
Sing them over again to me,
Wonderful words of life;
Let me more of their beauty see,
Wonderful words of life;
Words of life and beauty,
Teach me faith and duty:

Refrain: Beautiful words, wonderful words,
Wonderful words of life;

Beautiful words, wonderful words,
wonderful words of life.

Christ, the blessed One, gives to all
Wonderful words of life;
Sinner, list to the laving call,
Wonderful words of life;
All so freely given,
Wooing us to heaven: [Refrain]

Sweetly echo the gospel call,
Wonderful words of life;
Offer pardon and peace to all,
Wonderful words of life;
Jesus, only Savior,
Sanctify forever, [Refrain]

Source: Celebrating Grace Hymnal #163


P. P. Bliss

Bliss, Philip, born at Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1838. In 1864 he went to Chicago in the employ of Dr. George F. Root, the musician, where he was engaged in conducting musical Institutes, and in composing Sunday School melodies. Originally a Methodist, he became, about 1871, a choirman of the First Congregational Church, Chicago, and the Superintendent of its Sunday Schools. In 1874 he joined D. W. Whittle in evangelical work. To this cause he gave (although a poor man) the royalty of his Gospel Songs, which was worth some thirty thousand dollars. His death was sudden. It occurred in the railway disaster at Ashtabula, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1876. He had escaped from the car, but lost his life in trying to save his wife. His hymns are numerous. Some of his verses have obtained wide popularity in most English-speaking countries. Read more here.

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