Featured post


Words: Lewis Hensley, 1867 Music: St. Cecilia, Kingsland Krist' ki 'joba Re de, Ki ase Re bere; F' opa-rin Re fo Gbogbo...

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Nigba Igbi Aye Ba Dide Si O

Author: Johnson Oatman Jr (1856-1952)

Nigba igbi aiye ba dide si o,
T' okan re baje pe gbogbo nkan segbe,
Siro ibukun re, ka won lokokan,
Enu y'o ya o fun nkan t' Oluwa t'se.

Ro 'bukun re ka won lokokan,
Ro ohun t' Olorun se fun o;
Ro 'bukun re, ka won lokokan,
Ro 'bukun re, ri nkan t' Olorun ti se.

Eru aniyan ha ti n pa okan re?
Agbelebu ti 'wo nru ha si wuwo?
Siro ibukun re le 'yemeji lo,
Iwo y'o si korin b' ojo ti nkoja.

Nigbat' ini elomi kun o loju,
Ranti Krist n 'oro aimoye fun o,
Siro ibukun re t' owo ko le ra,
At' ere re lorun, ile re l' oke

Beni larin ija b' o ti wu ko ri,
Mase ba okan je mo p' Olorun mbe,
Siro ibukun re, Angeli y'o wa,
Fun ranwo on 'tunu d'opin ajo re.
When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.


Count your blessings, name them one by one;
Count your blessings, see what God hath done;
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
And you will be singing as the days go by.

When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold.
Count your many blessings, money cannot buy
Your reward in heaven, nor your Lord on high.

So amid the conflict, whether great or small,
Do not be discouraged, God is over all;
Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end.

Johnson Oatman Jr

Oatman attended Herbert’s Academy in Vincentown, New Jersey, and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, New Jersey. He was ordained as a Methodist Episcopal minister, but his pastoral work was confined to local churches, as he worked full time in the retail and insurance industries. He wrote lyrics for 5,000 Gospel songs. More info here.

No comments:

Post a Comment