Yoruba Hymn: Mo’n te siwaju lọna na – I’m Pressing On The Upward Way

Mo’n te siwaju lọna na – I’m Pressing On The Upward Way – Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.

Mo’n te siwaju lọna na
Mo’n goke si lojojumọ
Mo n’gbadura bi mo nti lọ
Oluwa jọ gbe mi soke

Refrain:
Oluwa jọ gbe mi soke
Fami lọ si ibigiga
Apata to ga jumi lọ
Oluwa jọ Gbe mi soke

Ifẹ ọkan mi ko duro
Larin ‘yemeji at’ẹru
Awọn miran le ma gbe’bẹ
Ibi giga l’ọkan mi nfẹ.

Refrain:

Mo fẹ ki nga ju aye lọ
Beṣu tile ngbogun ti mi
Mo nfi gbagbọ gbọ órin na
Ti awọn mimọ nkọ loke

Refrain:

Mo fe de ‘bi giga julo
Ninu ogo didan julọ
Mo n gbadura ki n le de bẹ
Oluwa mu mi de ‘le na

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English Version – I’m Pressing On The Upward Way

I’m pressing on the upward way,
New heights I’m gaining every day;
Still praying as I onward bound,
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”’

Refrain:

Lord, lift me up, and let me stand
By faith on Canaan’s tableland;
A higher plane than I have found,
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

My heart has no desire to stay

Where doubts arise and fears dismay;
Though some may dwell where these abound,
My prayer, my aim, is higher ground.

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I want to live above the world,
Though Satan’s darts at me are hurled;
For faith has caught the joyful sound,
The song of saints on higher ground.

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I want to scale the utmost height
And catch a gleam of glory bright;
But still I’ll pray till rest I’ve found,
“Lord, lead me on to higher ground.”

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