Aparte del mundo, Señor, me retiro

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1 Aparte del mundo, Señor, me retiro,
De lucha y tumultos ansioso de huir;
De escenas horribles, do el mal victorioso
Extiende sus redes y se hace servir.

2 El sitio apartado, la sombra tranquila,
Convienen al canto de ruego y loor;
Tu mano piadosa los hizo sin duda
En bien del que humilde te sigue, Señor.

3 Allí, si tu Espíritu inspira a mi alma,
Y llega la gracia mi pecho a tocar,
Con paz y cariño, con gozo podría
A Ti fervoroso tributo elevar.

4 Te debo tributos de amor y de gracias
Por este abundante, glorioso festin,
Y cantos que puedan oírse en los cielos
Por años sin cuento, por siglos sin fin.

Source: Culto Cristiano #287

Translator: Jose M. de Mora

(no biographical information available about Jose M. de Mora.) Go to person page >

Author: William Cowper

William Cowper (pronounced "Cooper"; b. Berkampstead, Hertfordshire, England, 1731; d. East Dereham, Norfolk, England, 1800) is regarded as one of the best early Romantic poets. To biographers he is also known as "mad Cowper." His literary talents produced some of the finest English hymn texts, but his chronic depression accounts for the somber tone of many of those texts. Educated to become an attorney, Cowper was called to the bar in 1754 but never practiced law. In 1763 he had the opportunity to become a clerk for the House of Lords, but the dread of the required public examination triggered his tendency to depression, and he attempted suicide. His subsequent hospitalization and friendship with Morley and Mary Unwin provided emotional st… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Aparte del mundo, Señor, me retiro
Translator: Jose M. de Mora
Author: William Cowper
Language: Spanish


[We praise thee, we bless thee]


The tune KREMSER owes its origin to a sixteenth-century Dutch folk song "Ey, wilder den wilt." Later the tune was combined with the Dutch patriotic hymn 'Wilt heden nu treden" in Adrianus Valerius's Nederlandtsch Gedenckclanck [sic: Nederlandtsche Gedenckclank] published posthumously in 1626. 'Wilt…

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ST. MICHAEL'S is an anonymous tune first published by William Gawler (b. Lambeth, London, England, 1750; d. London, 1809) in 1789 in his London collection Hymns and Psalms Used at the Asylum for Female Orphans (1785-1789). Gawler was organist at the Asylum of Refuge for French Orphans in Lambeth, th…

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Culto Cristiano #287

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