Tuesday, May 28, 2024
YOU ARE THE ONE I WILL SERVE

YOU ARE THE ONE I WILL SERVE

OLORUN MI, IWO NI MA SIN

(Madam Comfort Omoge, the songstress from Ikale, a Yoruba sub-group in Ondo State, Nigeria, and her Asiko Ikale Traditional Sounds regaled their teeming fans with traditional and spiritual melodies in the 70s and 80s.)

Olorun mi, iwo ni ma sin titi aye mi, amin o-o-o-o-o,

Olorun mi, iwo ni ma sin titi aye mi, amin o-o-o-o-o,

L’ojo mo ri je, Oluwa, lat’odo re wa-a-a-a-a-a,

L’ojo mo ri mu, Oluwa, lat’odo re bo-o-o-o-o-o,

Olorun mi, iwo ni ma sin titi aye mi, amin o-o-o-o-o.

REFRAIN: He-e-e, Oluwa!

Olorun mi, iwo ni ma sin titi aye o, amin o-o-o-o-o,

Olorun mi, iwo ni ma sin titi aye o, amin o-o-o-o-o,

L’ojo mo ri je, lat’odo re wa-a-a-a-a-a,

L’ojo mo ri mu, lat’odo re wa-a-a-a-a,

Olorun mi, iwo ni ma sin titi aye mi, amin o-o-o-o-o.

E-e-e! Olorun mi, iwo ni ma sin titi aye mi, amin o-o-o,

Olorun mi, iwo ni ma sin titi aye mi, amin o-o-o-o-o,

Oluwa-a-a-a, l’ojo mo ri je-e-e, lat’odo re wa-a-a-a-a,

L’ojo mo ri mu, Oluwa, lat’odo re bo-o-o-o-o,

Olorun mi, iwo ni ma sin titi aye mi, amin-ke o-o-o-o-o.

REFRAIN:

Oluwa-a-a-a, Olorun mi, iwo ni ma sin titi aye mi, amin o-o-o-o-o,

Olorun mi, iwo ni ma sin titi aye mi, amin o-o-o-o-o,

E-e-e-e! L’ojo mo ri je, lat’odo re wa-a-a-a-a-a,

L’ojo mo ri mu, Oluwa, lat’odo re wa-a-a-a-a-a,

Olorun mi, iwo ni ma sin titi aye mi, amin o-o-o-o-o.

E-e-e-e! Olorun mi, iwo ni ma sin titi aye mi, amin o-o-o-o-o,

Olorun mi, iwo ni ma sin titi aye mi, amin o-o-o-o-o,

Oluwa, L’ojo mo ri je, Olorun Oba, lat’odo re wa-a-a-a-a-a,

L’ojo mo ri mu, Oluwa t’emi, lat’odo re bo-o-o-o-o,

Olorun mi, iwo ni ma sin titi aye o, amin o-o-o-o-o.

(JUMP A REPEATED STANZA)

Ope o, Baba, ope lo ma ye fun e ran o-o-o,

REFRAIN: Ope o, Baba, ope lo ye fun o-o-o-o-o.

Ope lo ye fun e, Olorun Oba, ope lo ma ye fun e-e-e,

REFRAIN: Ope o, Baba, ope lo ye fun o-o-o-o-o.

Omode ba dupe ore ana o-o, a ri’bukun teni gba o,

REFRAIN: Ope o, Baba, ope lo ye fun o-o-o-o-o.

Ope lo ye fun e, Olorun Oba, ope lo ma ye fun e ran o,

REFRAIN: Ope o, Baba, ope lo ye fun o-o-o-o-o.

Omode ba dupe ore ana o-o, a ri’bukun teni gba o, Olorun Oba,

REFRAIN: Ope o, Baba, ope lo ye fun o-o-o-o-o.

(Continued………………………………………………………….)

(ENGLISH TRANSLATION BY DELE AJAJA)

My God, you are the one I will serve all of my life, amen,

My God, you are the one I will serve all of my life, amen,

The day I have food to eat, it comes from you,

The day I have something to drink, it originates from you,

My God, you are the one I will serve all of my life, amen.

REFRAIN: Hey! Lord.

My God, you are the one I will serve all of my life, amen,

My God, you are the one I will serve all of my life, amen,

The day I have food to eat, it comes from you,

The day I have something to drink, it comes from you,

My God, you are the one I will serve all of my life, amen.

Eh! My God, you are the one I will serve all of my life, amen,

My God, you are the one I will serve all of my life, amen,

Lord, the day I have food to eat, it comes from you,

The day I have something to drink, it originates from you,

My God, you are the one I will serve all of my life, amen.

REFRAIN:

Lord, my God, you are the one I will serve all of my life, amen,

My God, you are the one I will serve all of my life, amen,

Eh! The day I have food to eat, it comes from,

The day I have something to drink, Lord, it comes from you,

My God, you are the one I will serve all of my life, amen.

Eh! My God, you are the one I will serve all of my life, amen,

My God, you are the one I will serve all of my life, amen,

The day I have food to eat, God, the monarch, it comes from you,

The day I have something to drink, My Lord, it originates from you,

My God, you are the one I will serve all of my life, amen.

(JUMP A REPEATED STANZA)

Gratitude, father, you merit our gratitude,

REFRAIN: Gratitude, Father, you deserve our gratitude.

Gratitude, God the monarch, you merit our gratitude,

REFRAIN: Gratitude, Father, you merit our gratitude.

The child that appreciates the succor offered yesterday, would get more today,

REFRAIN: Gratitude, Father, you merit our gratitude.

You deserve gratitude, God, the monarch, you merit our gratitude,

REFRAIN: Gratitude, Father, you merit our gratitude.

The child that appreciates the succor offered yesterday, would get more today,

REFRAIN: Gratitude, Father, you merit our gratitude.

(Continued………………………………………………………….)

IMAGE: Madam Comfort Omoge, the late Ikale songstress.

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