Tuesday, May 28, 2024
GRATITUDE TO GOD FOR HIS PRODIGIOUS WORKS

GRATITUDE TO GOD FOR HIS PRODIGIOUS WORKS

Ọlọ́run Kú Uṣẹ́ (YORUBA)

(A thanksgiving song from Ekiti, a Yoruba subgroup, for appreciating God, for the good things of life.)

Olorun ku use o e-e,

Olorun ku use o a-a;

Oni kan wi a su’bu mo r’oguro rekereke o,

Olorun ku use re o-o-o!

Oluwa ku use o, awe,

Oluwa ku use o, awe mi;

Emi kan wi a su’bu mo r’oguro rekereke o,

Oluwa ku use re o-o-o!

Mi in-se-ire in-mo-se’nu,

Ara oni na se-i’un o-o, ero Ekiti.

Aa e-ye-o, oro mi mo d’ayo,

Oro mi mo d’ayo, oro mi mo d’ayo;

Aa e-ye-o! Oro mi mo d’ayo. 

(ENGLISH TRANSLATION BY DELE AJAJA)

Gratitude to God for his prodigious works,

Gratitude to God for his prodigious works;

The one they expected to fall stood firmly,

Gratitude to God for his prodigious works!

Gratitude to the divine for his prodigious works, friends,

Gratitude to the divine for his prodigious works, my friends;

They expected me to fall, but I stood firmly,

Gratitude to the divine for his prodigious works!

The good deeds you are doing are not lost,

They are for our own good, Ekiti people.

Hail! My circumstances are blissful,

My circumstances are blissful, my circumstances are blissful;

Hail! My circumstances are blissful.

IMAGE: Ekiti men.

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