Yoruba Hymn: Itan iyanu ti fẹ – Wonderful story of love

Yoruba Hymn: Itan iyanu ti fẹ – Wonderful story of love

Itan iyanu ti fẹ! Sọ fún mi lẹẹkan sí – Wonderful story of love! Tell it to me again

Hymn 397 – CHRIST APOSTOLIC CHURCH HYMNAL

 

Itan iyanu ti fẹ! 

Sọ fún mi lẹẹkan sí

Itan iyanu ti ‘fẹ! 

Ẹ gbe orin na ga!

Awọn angẹli nròyin Rẹ,

Awọn Olùṣọ sí gbagbọ

Ẹlẹsẹ iwọ ki y’o gbọ

Itan iyanu ti fẹ.

 

Iyanu! Iyanu! Iyanu!

Itan iyanu ti ‘fẹ

 

Itan iyanu ti fẹ! 

B’iwo tilẹ sako;

Itan iyanu ti fẹ! 

Sibẹ o npe loni

Lat’ ori oke Kalfari,

Lati orisun didun nii,

Lati iṣẹdalẹ aye,

Itan iyanu ti fẹ

 

Iyanu! Iyanu! Iyanu!

Itan iyanu ti ‘fẹ

 

Itan iyanu ti fẹ! 

Jesu ni isinmi

Itan iyanu ti fẹ! 

Fún àwọn Olóòótọ

T’ o sun ni ile nla ọrùn,

Pẹl’awọn to ṣaju wa lọ

Wọn nkọ orin ayọ ọrun,

Itan iyanu t’ifẹ

 

Iyanu! Iyanu! Iyanu!

Itan iyanu ti ‘fẹ.

 

Amin. 

 

WONDERFUL STORY OF LOVE

 

Wonderful story of love!

Tell it to me again;

Wonderful story of love!

Wake the immortal strain.

Angels with rapture announce it,

Shepherds with wonder receive it;

Sinner, O won’t you believe it?

Wonderful story of love!

 

Wonderful! Wonderful!

Wonderful story, Wonderful story of love!

 

Wonderful story of love!

Though you are far away;

Wonderful story of love!

Still he doth call today.

Calling from Calvary’s mountain,

Down from the crystal bright fountain,

E’en from the dawn of creation;

Wonderful story of love!

 

Wonderful! Wonderful!

Wonderful story, Wonderful story of love!

 

Wonderful story of love!

Jesus provides a rest;

Wonderful story of love!

For all the pure and blest;

Rest in those mansions above us,

With those who’ve gone on before us,

Singing the rapturous chorus;

Wonderful story of love!

 

Wonderful! Wonderful!

Wonderful story, Wonderful story of love!

 

Author: J. M. Driver

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 10, 1857, Jeff­er­son County, Il­li­nois. Died: June 7, 1918, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. Buried: Fort Wayne, In­di­a­na. John Merritte Driver at­tend­ed Il­li­nois Ag­ri­cul­tur­al Coll­ege and Bos­ton

Un­i­ver­si­ty. He was or­dained a Meth­od­ist Epis­co­pal min­is­ter and served in Prair­ie, Il­li­nois (as of 1880), and at the Peo­ple’s Church, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois (1902-07). He co-ed­it­ed Songs of the Soul in 1885. Source: hymnary.org

 

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