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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...

Monday, 17 April 2017


Writer: Isaac Watts
O ku! - Ore elese ku;
Omobirin Salem' sokun;
Okunkun bo oju orun,
Ile wariri lojiji.

Ife at' ikanu l; eyi
Oluwa Ogo ku f'enia!
Sugbon ayo wo l'a ri yi -
Jesu t' Oku tun ji dide!

Olorun ko boji sile,
O  lo s'agbala Baba Re.
Ogun Angeli sin lo 'le,
Nwon si fi ayo gba s' oke,

Ma sokun mo, enyin mimo,
K' e so giga ijoba Re;
Korin b' O ti segun Esu,
T' O si de iku li ewon.

E wipe, "Oba wa titi,
Enit' a bi lati gba la!"
E b' iku pe, "Oro re da?"
Isa-oku, "'Segun re da?"

Source: Baptist Hymnal #119

  1. He dies! the Friend of sinners dies!
  2. Lo! Salem’s daughters weep around;
    A solemn darkness veils the skies,
    A sudden trembling shakes the ground.

Come, saints, and drop a tear or two
For Him who groaned beneath your load:
He shed a thousand drops for you,
A thousand drops of richer blood.

Here’s love and grief beyond degree:
The Lord of Glory dies for men!
But lo! what sudden joys we see,
Jesus, the dead, revives again!

The rising God forsakes the tomb;
The tomb in vain forbids His rise;
Cherubic legions guard Him home,
And shout Him welcome to the skies.

Break off your fears, ye saints, and tell
How high your great Deliv’rer reigns;
Sing how He spoiled the hosts of hell,
And led the monster death in chains!

Say, “Live forever, wondrous King!
Born to redeem, and strong to save;”
Then ask the monster, “Where’s thy sting?”
And, “Where’s thy vict’ry, boasting grave?”

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