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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...

Friday, 2 September 2016

Gbo 'Gbe Ayo/Hark the Glad Sound

Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751
Gbo 'gbe ayo! Oluwa de,
Jesu t' a seleri;
Ki gbogbo okan mura de,
K' ohun mura ko ' rin

O de lati t' onde sile,
L' oko eru Esu;
'Lekun 'de fo niwaju Re,
Sekeseke 'rin da.

O delarin 'baje aiye
Lati tan 'mole Re,
Lati fun awon afoju
N' iriran f' oju  won.

O de! 'Tinu f' okan 'rora,
Iwosan f' agbogbe;
O de pel' opo 'sura Re
Fun awon talaka.

Hosanna wa, Oba 'lafia
Ao kede bibo Re;
Gbogbo orun y'o ma korin
Oruko t' a feran.

Hark the glad sound! The Savior comes,
The Savior promised long;
Let every heart prepare a throne
And every voice a song.

He comes the prisoners to release,
In Satan's bondage held.
The gates of brass before Him burst,
The iron fetters yield.

He comes from thickest films of vice
To clear the mental ray
And on the eyeballs of the blind
To pour celestial day.

He comes the broken heart to bind,
The bleeding soul to cure,
And with the treasures of His grace
To enrich the humble poor.

Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace,
Thy welcome shall proclaim
And heaven's eternal arches ring
With Thy beloved name.

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