A Jesucristo ven sin tardar

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1 A Jesucristo ven sin tardar,
que entre nosotros hoy él está;
Y te convida con dulce afán,
tierno diciendo: "Ven".

¡Oh cuán grata nuestra reunión,
cuando allá, Señor, en tu mansión,
Contigo estemos en comunión
gozando eterno bien!

2 Piensa que él sólo puede colmar
tu triste pecho de gozo y paz,
Y porque anhela tu bienestar,
vuelve a decirte: "Ven". [Coro]

3 Su voz escucha sin vacilar,
y grato acepta lo que hoy te da;
Tal vez mañana no habrá lugar;
no te detengas, Ven. [Coro]

Source: Celebremos Su Gloria #312

Translator: Juan Bautista Cabrera Ivars

Juan Bautista Cabrera Ivars was born in Benisa, Spain, April 23, 1837. He attended seminary in Valencia, studying Hebrew and Greek, and was ordained as a priest. He fled to Gibraltar in 1863 due to religious persecution where he abandoned Catholicism. He worked as a teacher and as a translator. One of the works he translated was E.H. Brown's work on the thirty-nine articles of the Anglican Church, which was his introduction to Protestantism. He was a leader of a Spanish Reformed Church in Gibraltar. He continued as a leader in this church when he returned to Spain after the government of Isabel II fell, but continued to face legal difficulties. He then organized the Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church and was consecrated as bishop in 1894. He… Go to person page >

Author: George F. Root

Root, George F., MUS. DOC, born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass., Aug. 30, 1820. He is much more widely known as a composer of popular music than as a hymn writer. Four of his hymns are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878. Nos. 16, 100, 293, and 297. A sympathetic biographical sketch, with portrait, is in The Tonic Sol-Fa Reporter, Sep. 1886. He died Aug. 6, 1895. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A Jesucristo ven sin tardar
English Title: Come to the Savior, make no delay
Translator: Juan Bautista Cabrera Ivars
Author: George F. Root
Meter: Irregular
Language: Spanish
Refrain First Line: O, cuán grata nuestra reunión
Copyright: Public Domain



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