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Saturday, 21 May 2016

Jerusalem T'orun

Writer: Samuel Crossman
Tune: Christchurch
Jerusalem t' orun,
Orin mi, ilu mi!
Ile mi bi mba ku,
Ekun ibukun mi;

Ibi ayo!
Nigbawo ni,
Ngo r' oju re,
Olorun mi?

Odi re, ilu mi,
T' a fi pearl se l' oso;
'Lekun re ndan fun 'yin,
Wura ni ita re!

Orun ki ran nibe,
Beni ko s' osupa;
A ko wa iwonyi,
Kristi n' imole ibe.

Nibe l' Oba mi wa,
T' a da l' ebi l' aiye,
Angeli nkorin fun,
Nwon si nteriba fun.

Patriak' igbani,
Par' ayo won nibe;
Awon woli, nwon nwo
Omo Alade won.

Nibe ni mo le ri
Awon apostili,
At' awon akorin
Ti nlu harpu wura.

Ni agbala wonni,
Ni awon martir' wa;
Nwon wo aso ala,
Ogo bo ogbe won.

T' emi yi sa su mi,
Ti mo ngb' ago kedar!
Ko si 'ru yi l' oke,
Nibe ni mo fe lo.
English Version

Jerusalem on high,
My song and city is,
My home whene’er I die,
The centre of my bliss;

Oh, happy place!
When shall I be, My God, with Thee,
To see Thy face?

There dwells my Lord, my King,
Judged here unfit to live;
There angels to Him sing
And lowly homage give;

The patriarchs of old
There from their travels cease;
The prophets there behold
Their longed-for Prince of Peace;

The Lamb’s apostles there
I might with joy behold,
The harpers I might hear Harping on harps of gold:

The bleeding martyrs, they
Within these courts are found,
Cloth├Ęd in pure array,
Their scars with glory crowned;

Ah me! ah me! that I
In Kedar’s tent here stay;
No place like that on high; Lord thither guide my way;


Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #589

Samuel Crossman

Samuel Crossman (1623 – 4 February 1683) was a minister of the Church of England and a hymnwriter. He was born at Bradfield Monachorum, Suffolk, England. Crossman earned a Bachelor of Divinity at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge,[1] and was Prebendary of Bristol. After graduation, he ministered to both an Anglican congregation at All Saints, Sudbury, and to a Puritan congregation simultaneously. Crossman sympathized with the Puritan cause, and attended the 1661 Savoy Conference, which attempted to update the Book of Common Prayer so that both Puritans and Anglicans could use it. The conference failed, and the 1662 Act of Uniformity expelled Crossman along with some 2,000 other Puritan-leaning ministers from the Church of England. He renounced his Puritan affiliations shortly afterward, and was ordained in 1665, becoming a royal chaplain.

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