Yoruba Hymn: Oke kan mbe jina rere – There is a green hill far away
Oke kan mbe jina rere – There is a green hill far away
Luke: 23:33 – And when they had come to the place called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one on the right hand and the other on the left
Luku: 23:33 – Nigbati nwọn si de ibi ti a npè ni Agbari, nibẹ̀ ni nwọn gbé kàn a mọ agbelebu, ati awọn arufin na, ọkan li ọwọ́ ọtún, ati ọkan li ọwọ́ òsi.
Oke kan mbe jina rere
Oke kan mbe jina rere, Lẹyin odi ilu, Nibit’ a kan Oluwa mọ, Enit’ o ku fun wa
A ko le mọ, a ko le sọ, B’ irora Rẹ ti to, Ṣugbọn a mo pe ’tori wa L’O ṣe jiya níbẹ.
O ku k’a le ri ’dariji, K’a le huwa rere; K’a si le d’orun nikẹhin, N’ itoye ẹjẹ Rẹ
Ko tun s’ẹni ’re miran mọ, T’o le sanwo ẹsẹ; On l’o le ṣilẹkun ọrun, K’o si gba wa sile.
A ! b’ ìfẹ Rẹ ti sọwọn to, O ye k’a fẹràn Rẹ ! K’a si gbẹkẹle ẹjẹ Rẹ, K’a si ṣe ìfẹ Rẹ. Amin.
There is a green hill far away
There is a green hill far away, Outside a city wall, Where our dear Lord was crucified Who died to save us all.
We may not know, we cannot tell, What pains he had to bear, But we believe it was for us He hung and suffered there.
He died that we might be forgiven, He died to make us good, That we might go at last to heaven, Saved by his precious blood.
There was no other good enough To pay the price of sin, He only could unlock the gate Of heaven and let us in.
Oh, dearly, dearly, has he loved! And we must love him too, And trust in his redeeming blood, And try his works to do. Amin.