Yoruba Hymn: Lor’oke Lehin Ilu – On a Hill Far Away

Yoruba Hymn: Lor’oke Lehin Ilu – On a Hill Far Away

Yoruba Version of On a Hill far Away hymn.

LOR’OKE LEHIN ‘LU L’AGBELEBU KAN WA

 

1.  Lor’oke lehin ‘lu, l’agbelebu kan wa

Apẹrẹ iya at’ egan

Ọkan mi fa sibe, s’Olufẹ mi ọwọn

T’a pa f’ẹsẹ gbogbo aiye.

 

Refrain:

Un o gbe agbelebu Rẹ naa ru 

Titi un o fi de ibi ere 

Emi o rọmọ agbelebu naa, 

K’emi le de ade nikẹhin

 

2. Lor’ agbelebu yi, ti araiye kẹgàn

On l’o si lẹwa loju mi,

Nitori’ Ọm’Ọlọrun, bọ ogo Rẹ silẹ

O si ti ru u lo si Kalfari

 

Refrain

 

3.  L’ar’ agbelebu yi, l’eje mimo san si,

O lewa pupo loju mi

Toripe lori re, Jesu jiya fun mi

O f’ese ji, o we mi mo

 

Refrain

 

4.  Emi y’o j’olootọ, S’enit’o ku fun mi,

Un o yo s’ẹgan at’ ‘tiju

Nigbooṣe y’o pe mi lọ ‘le aiyeraiye,

Ki nle pin ninu ogo Rẹ

 

Refrain

 

 

On a Hill Far Away

 

1.  On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,

The emblem of suff’ring and shame,

And I love that old cross

Where the Dearest and Best

For a world of lost sinners was slain.

 

So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,

Till my trophies at last I lay down;

I will cling to the old rugged cross,

And exchange it some day for a crown.

 

2.  Oh, that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,

Has a wondrous attraction for me;

For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above,

To bear it to dark Calvary.

 

3.  In the old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,

A wondrous beauty I see;

For ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,

To pardon and sanctify me.

 

4.  To that old rugged cross I will ever be true,

Its shame and reproach gladly bear;

Then he’ll call me some day to my home far away,

Where his glory forever I’ll share.

 

Amen.

 

Author George Bennard

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