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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Ose, Ose Rere

Ose, ose rere,
Iwo ojo 'simi;
O ye k' a fi ojo kan,
Fun Olorun rere;
B' ojo mi tile m' ekun wa,
Iwo n' oju wa nu;
Iwo ti s' ojo ayo,
Emi fe dide re.

Ose, ose rere,
A k'yo sise loni;
A o f' ise wa gbogbo
Fun aisimi ola,
Didan l' oju re ma dan,
'Wo arewa ojo;
Ojo mi nso ti lala,
Iwo nso t' isimi.

Ose, ose rere,
Ago tile nwipe,
F' Eleda re l' ojo kan,
T' O fun O ni mefa;
A o f' ise wa sile,
Lati lo sin nibe,
Awa ati ore wa,
Ao los' ile adua.

Ose, ose rere,
Wakati re wu mi;
Ojo orun n' iwo se,
'Wo apere orun,
Oluwa je ki njogun
'Simi lehin iku,
Ki nle ma sin O titi,
Pelu enia Re.

Source: Yoruba Baptist Hymnal #37
Hallowed Day and Holy
Thou holy day of rest
We ought to give one full day
To God, the good and kind
Other days bring the tear drops
Thou wipes the tears away
Thou art a day of gladness
I love thy happy morn.

Hallowed Day and Holy
There is no work today
We will suspend our labour
Until tomorrow's day
How beautiful and how bright
Thou blessed day of rest
Other days speak of troubles
But thou give hope of rest.

Hallowed Day and Holy
Hear how the church bell says
Give one day to thy Maker
Who gave to you six days.
We shall take leave of labour
To go and worship there
Both we and all our dear friends
On to the house of prayer.

Hallowed Day and Holy
Thy hour delight me so
A taste of heaven you give us
Like that eternal rest
Lord, let me be partaker
Of rest beyond the grave
To sing and serve thee ever
With all thy saints above.


6 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this hymn. I grew up singing this and some other hymns on Sunday.
    I am also looking for another long lost Yoruba Sunday hymn titled: Ojo 'sinmi atayo. Is it yet in this blog collection?

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  2. Thank you so much for this hymn. I grew up singing this and some other hymns on Sunday.
    I am also looking for another long lost Yoruba Sunday hymn titled: Ojo 'sinmi atayo. Is it yet in this blog collection?

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  3. Please what is the English version of the song?
    "Ose Ose rere
    Iwo Ojo simi
    O ye ka FI ojo kan
    Fun Olorun Rere.
    Bojo mi ba mekun wa
    Iwo nu Oju mi nu
    Iwo ti nse ojo ayo
    Emi fe dide re."

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    1. The English version is here by the side of the song.

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