Odun nlo sopin

When I was younger, I used to dislike the song called “Odun nlo sopin” because my mum used to play it when we could have been listening to Christmas songs that I liked…”Jingle bells”, “We wish you a Merry Christmas” and all those fun Christmas Carols. Odun nlo sopin was made in the 70’s or 80’s…My parents grew up listening to it, I always wondered why I should be hearing some old women singing in a language that I did not understand when I could be listening to other things.

However, as I have grown older, I have realized that this song is awesome. My Yoruba is waaayyy better now so I understand the song. It has the best prayers for the new year. The song was really dear to me last year because I was going through really hard times and I lost my grandmother towards the end of the year. My prayer was “Dear Lord, please don’t let this hardship go on in 2015” and that was one of the reasons that I started to blog so that I can document the goodness of God in my life. When trusting is hard, I remember that the Lord has brought me so far and he won’t bring me this far and abandon me.

3 more days until I end my exams this year, so far, my studies have been great. My hardest final is my last one so please Lord, help me through it.

18 more days until 2015 comes to an end. Whatever will make us cry in the new year, please do not let it happen to us, Dear Father ❤

 

 

Odun nlo s’opin o Baba rere [The year is running to an end, Good Father]
Baba ma so mi o t’omo t’omo[Father protect me and my children]
Ohun ti yoo pamilekun o L’odun titun [What can make me cry in the new year]
Mama jeko sele si mi o Baba rere [Never let it happen to me Good Father]
Maje n kawo leri sukun [let me not cry]
Maje n daso ofo bora [let me not be clothed with sorrow]
Ogun rojuje rojumu, mama je ko je titemi [struggling to eat or drink, let it not be my portion]
Alaafia pipe ni mo fe, fitamilore [perfect peace is my desire, give me]
Jenrina, jenrilo, Baba wa se milogo [let there be enough to use and to spend or I pray for abundance, Father shower your blessings on me]
Majentawona majentaraka l’odun titun [May I not lack, may I not wander, in the new year]
Dabo Olorun mi dabo [Hear my plea o God, hear my plea]
Dabo Olorun mi dabo [Hear my plea o God, hear my plea]
Mama je ki won f’ire temi s’apinle [my blessing will not be taken away]
L’odun titun[in the new year]
Mama je k’oro mi ja sofo l’odo Re [May my prayers to you not be in vain]
Dabo Olorun mi dabo [Hear my plea o God, hear my plea]
Baba Eleru niyi, wa su’re fun wa [Awesome Father, come bless us]
Ani kaa rona gbegba lodun to wole [may we make headway in the incoming year]
Baba Eleru niyi, wa su’re fun wa [Awesome Father, come bless us]
Ani kaa rono gbegba lodun to wole [may we make headway in the incoming year]
Tuwon ninu, Oluwa tuwon ninu [Comfort them, Lord comfort them]
Agan ti ko romo gbepon tuwon ninu Oluwa
[the barren ones, Lord comfort them]
Rewonlekun Oluwa rewonlekun [wipe their tears O Lord, wipe their tears]
Awon to dabii Hannah, rewonlekun Oluwa [Those like Hannah, wipe their tears Lord]
Odoodun lan ro’rogbo [crops are seasonal]
Odoodun lan ra’wusa [crops are seasonal]
K’odun ko san wa s’owo [the new year will bring wealth]
K’odun ko san wa s’omo [the new year will bring fruitfulness]
Kari ba tise K’odun yabo ka r’ona gbe gba
[may we make headway and be fruitful in the New Year]
Ani k’ama toro je, ani k’ama toro mu [may we not beg to eat or drink]
K’ama la kisa keyin aso Baba gbo tiwa [may we not wear rags dear Lord]
K’ama se r’ogun ejo [may we not get into trouble]
Bawa segun aisan [help us overcome sickness]
Ogun asedanu ogun akowaba ba wa se [may we not labour in vain]
Abo re to daju la wa nfe l’odun to wole [we desire your divine protection in the new year]
Ohun rere to ye wa Baba fi se wa l’ogo [Lord bless us with the good things we desire]
Ohun ti yoo pa wa lekun ninu odun [What can make us cry in the new year]
Mama jeko sele si wa o Baba rere [Never let it happen to us Good Father]
Odun nlo s’opin o Baba rere [The year is running to an end, Good Father]
Baba ma so wa o t’omo t’omo[Father protect us and our children]
Ohun ti yoo pamilekun o L’odun titun [What can make me cry in the new year]
Mama jeko sele si mi o Baba rere [Never let it happen to me Good Father]

And here’s Rebecca singing it 🙂

 

 

 

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