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Cerca, más cerca, oh Díos, de Ti

Representative Text

1 Cerca, más cerca, Oh Dios!, de Ti,
Cerca yo quiero mi vida llevar:
Cerca, más cerca, oh Dios!, de Ti,
Cerca a tu gracia que puede salvar,
Cerca a tu gracia que puede salvar.

2 Cerca, más cerca, cual pobre soy,
Nada, Señor, yo te puedo ofrecer:
Sólo mi ser contrito te doy;
Pueda contigo la paz obtener,
Pueda contigo la paz obtener.

3 Cerca, más cerca, Señor de Ti,
Quiero ser tuyo dejando el pecar;
Goces y pompas vanas aquí,
Todo, Señor, pronto quiero dejar;
Todo, Señor, pronto quiero dejar.

4 Cerca, más cerca mientras el ser
Aliente vida y busque tu paz;
Y cuando al cielo pueda ascender,
Ya para siempre conmigo estarás;
Ya para siempre conmigo estarás.



Source: Culto Cristiano #234

Translator: Vicente Mendoza

Vicente Mendoza Born: De­cem­ber 24, 1875, Guad­a­la­ja­ra, Mex­i­co. Died: 1955, Mex­i­co Ci­ty, Mex­i­co. Mendoza stu­died in­i­tial­ly un­der Don Au­re­lio Or­te­ga. At age of 11 he went to work in a Pro­test­ant print shop in Mex­i­co Ci­ty and helped pro­duce El Evan­gel­is­ta Mex­i­ca­no (The Mex­i­can Evan­gel­ist) for the Meth­od­ist Church of the South; he rose to be­come its di­rect­or for 17 years. Look­ing to im­prove him­self, Men­do­za en­tered a night school for work­ers, but lat­er feel­ing the call to preach the Gos­pel, he en­tered the Pres­by­ter­i­an Sem­in­a­ry in Mex­i­co Ci­ty. When the sem­in­a­ry closed temp­o­rar­i­ly, Men­do­za en­tered the… Go to person page >

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Cerca, más cerca, oh Díos, de Ti
English Title: Nearer, still nearer, close to thy heart
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Translator: Vicente Mendoza
Meter: 9.10.9.10.10
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

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Cáliz de Bendiciones #222

Himnos de la Iglesia #235

Mil Voces para Celebrar #222

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