|Yin Oluwa, orun wole
Yin enyin mimo l' oke
K' orun at' osupa ko,
K' awon 'rawo f' iyin fun.
Yin Oluwa, O ti s' oro,
Awon aiye gb' ohun Re,
Fun nwon O fi ofin le'le,
T' a ko le baje titi.
Yin, nitoriti O l' ola,
Ileri Re ko le yi;
O ti mu awon enia Re
Bori iku on ese.
Yin Olorun igbala wa,
Ogun orun, so pa Re,
Orun, aiye, gbogbo eda,
Yin, k' e gb' oruko Re ga.
|Praise the Lord! O heavens adore him,
Praise him, angels in the height;
Sun and moon, bow down before him;
Praise him, shining stars of light.
Praise the Lord, for he hath spoken;
Worlds his mighty voice obeyed;
Laws which never shall be broken
for their guidance he has made.
Praise the Lord, for he is gracious;
Never shall his promise fail.
God has made his saints victorious;
Sin and death shall not prevail.
Praise the God of our salvation;
Hosts on high, his power proclaim;
Heaven and earth, and all creation,
Laud and magnify his name.
Franz Joseph Hadyn
Joseph Haydn was born in Rohrau, Austria, a village that at that time stood on the border with Hungary. His father was Mathias Haydn, a wheelwright who also served as "Marktrichter", an office akin to village mayor. Haydn's mother Maria, née Koller, had previously worked as a cook in the palace of Count Harrach, the presiding aristocrat of Rohrau. Neither parent could read music;[n 4] however, Mathias was an enthusiastic folk musician, who during the journeyman period of his career had taught himself to play the harp. According to Haydn's later reminiscences, his childhood family was extremely musical, and frequently sang together and with their neighbours.
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