Yoruba Hymn: Ayọ kun ọkan wa loni – Joy fills our inmost hearts today

Yoruba Hymn: Ayọ kun ọkan wa loni – Joy fills our inmost hearts today

Hymn 153: Ayọ kun ọkan wa loni – Joy fills our inmost hearts today

Bible Reference: 

Matthew 1:23 NKJV – “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

Matteu 1:23 Kiyesi i, wundia kan yio lóyun, yio si bí ọmọkunrin kan, nwọn o mã pè orukọ rẹ̀ ni Emmanueli, itumọ eyi ti iṣe, Ọlọrun wà pẹlu wa.

Ayọ kun ọkan wa loni

VERSE 1

Ayọ kun ọkan wa loni
A bi Ọmọ Ọba;
Ọpọ àwọn ogun ọrun,
Nsọ ibi Rẹ loni:

Ẹ yọ, Ọlọrun d’ eniyan,
O wa joko l’ aiye;
Orúkọ wo l’ o dun to yi
Emmanuel.

VERSE 2

A wolẹ n’ ibujẹ ẹran,
N’ iyanu l’a jọsin:
Ibukun kan ko ta ’yi yọ,
Ko s’ ayọ bi eyi

VERSE 3

Aiye ko n’ adun fun wa mọ,
’Gbati a ba nwo Ọ;
L’owo Wundia iya Rẹ,
’Wo Ọmọ Iyanu.

VERSE 4

Imọlẹ lat’ inu ’mọlẹ,
Tan ’mọlǝ s’ okun wa;
K’ a le ma fi isin mimọ
Ṣe ’ranti ọjọ Rẹ.

Joy fills our inmost hearts to-day!

VERSE 1

Joy fills our inmost hearts to-day!
The royal Child is born;
And Angel hosts in glad array
His Advent keep this morn.


Rejoice, rejoice! The incarnate Word
Has come on earth to dwell;
No sweeter sound than this is heard,
Emmanuel.

VERSE 2

Low at the cradle throne we bend,
We wonder and adore;
And feel no bliss can ours transcend,
No joy was sweet before.

VERSE 3

For us the world must lose its charms
Before the manger shrine,
When, folded in Thy mother's arms,
We see Thee, Babe divine.

VERSE 4

Thou Light of uncreated Light,
Shine on us, Holy Child;
That we may keep Thy birthday bright,
With service undefiled.


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