Friday, 1 August 2008

Kabiyesi Modupe

Eyes fluttering open to
the rising of the sun
My soul, it leaps with joy in realisation
that the Lord has blessed it
with the gift of another day

Excitement building up within
I whisper and say to Elohim
"Kabiyesi, Kabiyesi, Kabiyesi, modupe o"
Thanking the king of Kings for
the beauty of a new dawn

Leaping up and out from my resting place
I present to him an offering of praise
Hips, they wiggle gently to the left,
stirring up a dance to 'Olódùmarè'

Another wiggle emerges, this time
veering the hips to the right,
offering gratitude to 'Olórun Agbaye'

Last night, numerous souls that laid down to sleep
the beauty of this mornings light, they are no more to see
Yet, once again, the faithful
'baba', has kept me safe
'Oba awon oba' has really been good to me I mused,
as my soul catches up with the movement of my hips
rejoicing in tune to the King's faithfulness

Full dance now in swing
face heavenwards
proclaiming, I sing
Baba mi
Osuba re re o
Oba taori, tan'rise owo re
Èsé o, modupe, mojuba o

'Kebiyesi, Eledami'
May your Kingdom come
and your will be done today
From the rising of the sun
till the going down of the same

©Remi Banjo, July 2008
***Pictures by Photobucket


Anonymous said...

Amen, praise hips!! I love spontaneous praise, singing songs that cannot be found on any album, singing both in a known and unknown tongue, singing and making music, jumping up and down, rolling on the floor just because...just because I am in love with this wonderful God. In awe of His presence, captivated by His beauty and splendour, dumbstruck by His majesty...this our God na real wa. Thanks for this inspiration. Have a blessed weekend. Believer...

Debbie said...

Let everything that has breath praise the lord. Praise ye the lord...

disgodkidd said...

i love this yoruba song.

Jae said...

I don't have a clue what the yoruba words mean but praise is praise in every tongue :-)
Thx for sharing

Remi, United Kingdom said...

@believer - Lol.. u made me laugh.. yes oh.. that kind of praise is straight from the centre,core of your being. That kind of praise is simply the soul recognising the glory of the master! lol:-)))).. Hope you are having a good week so far.

@debbie, Yup everything and in every language, give praise to Him. how u doing girl... God is ur strength.xx

@disgodkid, thanks.. lol. I love praise and worship in my native language, so I can boogie down in front of the master well, well... you know with the sambra drums in tow! hope you're good:-)))

@Jae... hehehehe.. remind me to teach you the words when I see you this weekend.. yup let everything thing that has an iota of breath, praise the living God... !!! x