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Gbemi, Jesu (Lift Me, Jesus)

Full Text

Yoruba:
Gbemi, gbemi, Jesu.
Gbemi, gbemi, Jesu.
Amen. Amen.

Ghami, ghami, Jesu.
Ghami, ghami, Jesu.
Amen. Amen.

English:
Lift me, lift me, Jesus.
Lift me, lift me, Jesus.
Amen. Amen.

Save me, save me, Jesus.
Save me, save me, Jesus.
Amen. Amen.

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891

Gbemi, Jesu (Lift Me, Jesus)

Additional Prayers

A Petitionary Prayer
 
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, above my petty weakness,
lift me, Jesus.
Above my sickness,
lift me, Jesus.
Above my self-absorption,
lift me, Jesus.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, above all that perverts or pollutes,
lift me, Jesus, with all your might. Amen.
— Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.
891

Gbemi, Jesu (Lift Me, Jesus)

Tune Information

Name
GBEMI, JESU
Key
F Major

Recordings

891

Gbemi, Jesu (Lift Me, Jesus)

Hymn Story/Background

This cry for mercy comes from the Yoruba people, an ethnic group of southwestern Nigeria and southern Benin in West Africa. Its author and composer are unknown. 
— Emily Brink
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