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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Mo Mo P'Oludande Mi N Be

Words By Samuel Medley (1775)
Tune: Duke Street
"Mo mo p'Oludande mi n be;"
Itunu nla l'eyi fun mi!
O mbe, Enit' o ku lekan;
O mbe, Orin iye mi lai.

O mbe, lati ma bukun mi,
O si mbebe fun mi loke;
O mbe, lati ji mi n'boji,
Lati gba mi la titi lai.

O mbe, Ore korikosun. Ti y'o pa mi mo de opin;
O mbe, emi o ma korin,
Woli, Alufa, Oba mi.

O mbe, lati pese aye,
Y'o si mu mi de 'be l'ayo;
O mbe, ogo l' oruko Re;
Jesu, okanna titi lai.

O mbe, mo bo low' aniyan;
O mbe, mo bo lowo ewu;
A! ayo l' oro yi fun mi,
"Mo mo p' Oludande mi mbe!"

Source: Yoruba Baptist Hymnal #140
I know that my Redeemer lives!
What joy this blest assurance gives!
He lives, he lives, who once was dead;
he lives, my ever-living Head!

He lives triumphant from the grave;
he lives eternally to save;
he lives exalted, throned above;
he lives to rule his church in love.

He lives to bless me with his love;
he lives to plead for me above;
he lives my hungry soul to feed;
he lives to help in time of need.

He lives, my kind, wise, heavenly friend;
he lives and loves me to the end;
he lives, and while he lives, I’ll sing;
he lives, my Prophet, Priest, and King!

He lives, all glory to his name!
He lives, my Saviour, still the same;
what joy this blest assurance gives:
 I know that my Redeemer lives!

Source here .

Medley, Samuel, born June 23, 1738, at Cheshunt, Herts, where his father kept a school. He received a good education; but not liking the business to which he was apprenticed, he entered the Royal Navy. Having been severely wounded in a battle with the French fleet off Port Lagos, in 1759, he was obliged to retire from active service. A sermon by Dr. Watts, read to him about this time, led to his conversion. He joined the Baptist Church in Eagle Street, London, then under the care of Dr. Gifford, and shortly afterwards opened a school, which for several years he conducted with great success. Having begun to preach, he received, in 1767, a call to become pastor of the Baptist church at Watford.

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