En la cruz

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1 Con pena amarga fuí a Jesús;
mostréle mi dolor;
Perdido, errante, vi su luz,
bendíjome en su amor.

En la cruz, en la cruz,
do primero vi la luz,
y las manchas de mi alma yo lavé,
Fue allí por fe do vi a Jesús,
y siempre feliz con él seré.

2 Sobre una cruz, mi buen Señor
su sangre derramó
Por este pobre pecador,
a quien así salvó. [Coro]

3 Venció la muerte con poder,
y al cielo se exaltó;
Confiar en él es mi placer,
morir no temo yo. [Coro]

4 Aunque él se fue, solo, no estoy;
mandó al Consolador,
Divino Espíritu que hoy
me da perfecto amor. [Coro]

Source: Celebremos Su Gloria #210

Translator: Pedro Grado

Pedro Grado Valdés studied law, but then wanted to become a pastor. He had a heart for helping the poor. Dianne Shapiro from Celebremos su Gloria (Colombia/Illinois: Libros Alianza/Celebration), 1992 Go to person page >

Author (verses): Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

Author (coro): R. E. Hudson

Ralph Hudson (1843-1901) was born in Napoleon, OH. He served in the Union Army in the Civil War. After teaching for five years at Mt. Union College in Alliance he established his own publishing company in that city. He was a strong prohibitionist and published The Temperance Songster in 1886. He compiled several other collections and supplied tunes for gospel songs, among them Clara Tear Williams' "All my life long I had panted" (Satisfied). See 101 More Hymn Stories, K. Osbeck, Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1985). Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Con pena amarga fui a Jesús
Title: En la cruz
Author (verses): Isaac Watts (1707)
Author (coro): R. E. Hudson (1885)
Translator: Pedro Grado
Meter: with refrain
Language: Spanish
Refrain First Line: En la cruz, en la cruz
Copyright: Public Domain



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