|Iye wa ni wiwo, Eni t'a kan mo'gi
Iye wa nisisiyi fun o;
Nje wo O elese k' o le ri igbala,
Wo Enit' a kan mo 'gi fun o.
Wo! wo! wo k' o ye,
Iye wa ni wiwo Enit'a kan mo gi
Iye wa nisisiyi fun o.
Kil' o se ti On fi dabi
Bi a ko gb' ebi re ru Jesu!
Eje 'wenumo se san lati iha Re,
B' iku Re ko j' etu f' ese re?
Ki s' ekun 'piwada ati adura re,
Eje na l' o s' etutu f' okan;
Gbe eru ese re lo si odo Eni,
Ti o tit a eje na sile.
Ma siyemeji s' ohun t' Olorun wi,
Ko s'ohun t'o ku lati se mo,
Ati pe On yio wa nikehin aiye,
Y'o si s'asepari ise Re.
Nje wa f'ayo gba iye ainipekun,
Ni owo Jesu ti fifun ni;
Si mo daju pe iwo ko si le ku lai,
N'gbati Jesu Ododo re wa.
Source: Yoruba Baptist Hymnal #177
|There is life for a look at the Crucified One,
There is life at this moment for thee;
Then look, sinner, look unto Him and be saved,
Unto Him who was nailed to the tree.
Look! look! look and live!
There is life for a look at the Crucified One,
There is life at this moment for thee.
Oh, why was He there as the Bearer of sin,
If on Jesus thy guilt was not laid?
Oh, why from His side flowed the sin-cleansing blood,
If His dying thy debt has not paid?
It is not thy tears of repentance or prayers,
But the blood, that redeemeth the soul;
On Him, then, who shed it, thou mayest at once
Thy weight of iniquities roll.
Then doubt not thy welcome, since God has declared
There remaineth no more to be done;
That once in the end of the world He appeared,
And completed the work He begun.
Then take with rejoicing from Jesus at once
The life everlasting He gives;
And know with assurance, thou never canst die
Since Jesus, thy Righteousness, lives.
This hymn was written by Miss A. M. Hull who was born at Marpool Hall, Exmouth, England. She was the daughter of William Thomas Hull. She published several collections of hymns and contributed 22 to "Pleasant Hymns for Boys and Girls" published by Miss H. W. Soltau. These include "And is it true as I am told?" and "Life in a look" (1860). This last hymn shows indeed where Miss Hull had put her faith and on Whom she rested for salvation—she could write: "We are healed by His stripes, Wouldst thou add to the word?"