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

 

Bible Reference: 

 

Luke 23:33 NLT – When they came to a place called The Skull, they nailed him to the cross. 

 

Luku 23: 33 –  Nigbati nwọn si de ibi ti a npè ni Agbari, nibẹ̀ ni nwọn gbé kàn a mọ agbelebu,

 

Oke kan mbe jina rere

 

Verse 1

 

Oke kan mbẹ jina rere,

Lẹhin odi ilu,

Nibit’ a kan Oluwa mọ,

Ẹnit’ o ku fun wa.

 

Verse 2

 

A ko le mọ, a ko le sọ,

B’ irora Rẹ ti to,

Ṣugbọn a mọ pe ’tori wa

L’O ṣe jiya níbẹ.

 

Verse 3

 

O ku k’a le ri ’dariji,

K’a le huwa rere;

K’a si le d’orun nikehin,

N’ itoye ẹjẹ Rẹ.

 

Verse 4

 

Ko tun s’ẹni ’re miran mọ,

T’o le sanwo ẹsẹ;

On l’o le ṣilẹkun ọrun,

K’o si gba wa sile.

 

Verse 5

 

A ! b’ ìfẹ Rẹ ti ṣọwọn to,

O ye k’a fẹràn Rẹ !

K’a si gbẹkẹle ẹjẹ Rẹ,

K’a si se ifẹ Rẹ. Amin.

 

There is a green hill far away

 

  1. There is a green hill far away,

Outside a city wall,

Where our dear Lord was crucified

Who died to save us all.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. There was no other good enough

To pay the price of sin,

He only could unlock the gate

Of heaven and let us in.

 

  1. 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

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