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

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Elese E Yipada

Words: Charles Wesley
Elese e yi pada,
Ese ti e o fi ku?
Eleda nyin ni nbere;
T' O fe ki e ba On gbe:
Oran nla ni O mbi nyin,
Ise owo Re ni nyin,
A! enyin alailope,
Ese t'e o ko, 'fe Re.

Elese e yi pada,
Ese ti e o fi ku?
Olugbala ni mbere,
Enit' o gb' emi nyin la;
Iku Re y'o j' asan bi?
E o tun kan mo 'gi bi?
Eni 'rapada, ese
Tie o gan ore Re?

Elese e yi pada
Ese ti e o fi ku?
Emi Mimo ni mbere
Ti nf' ojo Gbogbo ro nyin
E ki o ha gb' ore Re?
E o ko iye sibe?
A ti nwa nyin pe, ese
T' e mbi Olorun ninu?
Iyemeji ha nse nyin
Pe ife ni Olorun,
E ki o ha gb' oro Re?
K'e gba ileri Re gbo?
W' oluwa nyin l' odo nyin,
Jesu nsun: w' omije Re
Eje Re pelu nke pe,
"Ese ti e o fi ku?"

Source: Yoruba Baptist Hymnal #175

Sinners, turn: why will you die?
God, your maker, asks you why.
God, who did your being give,
Gave Himself, that you might live;
He the fatal cause demands,
Asks the work of His own hands.
Why, you thankless creatures, why,
Will you cross His love, and die?

Sinners, turn: why will you die?
God, your Savior, asks you why.
God, who did your souls retrieve,
Died Himself, that you might live.
Will you let Him die in vain?
Crucify your Lord again?
Why, you ransomed sinners, why,
Will you slight His grace and die?

Sinners, turn: why will you die?
God, the Spirit, asks you why;
He, who all your lives hath strove,
Wooed you to embrace His love.
Will you not His grace receive?
Will you still refuse to live?
Why, you long sought sinners, why,
Will you grieve your God, and die?

Can ye doubt, if God is love,
If to all His mercies move?
Will ye not His Word receive?
Will ye not His oath believe?
See, the suffering God appears!
Jesus weeps! Believe His tears!
Mingled with His blood they cry,
Why will you resolve to die?


  1. Thank you.
    I was looking for the lyrics of ELÉSÈ, Ę YÍN PADÀ and found this website.
    How can we add to your hymns on here?
    I am, J Folorunso Ajayi

    1. You are welcome sir/ma'am. I am sorry to just be replying this comment, I am just seeing it.

      For now, you can only send hymns to my email and I will in turn including them here.