Yoruba Hymn: Emi ‘Ba N’ẹgbẹrun Ahọn – Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing

Yoruba Hymn: Emi ‘Ba N’ẹgbẹrun Ahọn – Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing

Emi ‘Ba N’ẹgbẹrun Ahọn – Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing

 

VERSE 1

Emi ‘ba n’ẹgbẹrun ahọn,

Fún ìyìn Olugbala,

Ogo Ọlọrun Ọba mi

Ìṣẹgun ore Rẹ

 

VERSE 2

Jesu tó sẹru wa d’ayọ

T’o mu banujẹ tan

Orin ni l’eti ẹlẹsẹ

Iye at’ilera

 

VERSE 3

O ṣẹgun agbára ẹsẹ

O da ondè silẹ,

Ẹjẹ Rẹ le w’ẹleri mọ,

Ẹjẹ rẹ ṣeun fún mi.

 

VERSE 4

O sọrọ, oku gbohun Rẹ,

O gba ẹmi títún,

Onirobinujẹ y’ayọ,

Òtòṣì sí gbagbọ.

 

VERSE 5

Odi, ẹ kọrin iyin rẹ,

Adití, gbohùn Rẹ;

Afọju, Olugbala dé,

Ayarọ, fo f’ayọ

 

VERSE 6

Bàbá mi at’Ọlọrun mi,

Fún mi ni ‘ranwọ Rẹ;

Ki nle ro ka gbogbo ayé,

Ọla orukọ Rẹ. Amin.

 

 

Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing

 

VERSE 1

Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing
My great Redeemer’s praise,
The glories of my God and king,
The triumphs of His grace!

 

VERSE 2

My gracious Master and my God,
Assist me to proclaim,
To spread through all the earth abroad,
The honors of Thy name.

 

VERSE 3

Jesus! the name that charms our fears,
That bids our sorrows cease—
’Tis music in the sinner’s ears,
’Tis life, and health, and peace.

 

VERSE 4

He breaks the pow’r of canceled sin,
He sets the pris’ner free;
His blood can make the foulest clean,
His blood availed for me.

 

VERSE 5

He speaks, and, list’ning to His voice,
New life the dead receive,
The mournful, broken hearts rejoice,
The humble poor believe.

 

VERSE 6

Glory to God, and praise and love
Be ever, ever giv’n
By saints below and saints above,
The church in earth and heav’n

 

By Charles Wesley , 1739

 

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