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Cristo, Esperança Viva

Author: Georgia Elma Harkness

Georgia Elma Harkness (1891-1974), first woman to teach theology in an American seminary, was once a household name, but few today know who she is–and all of her writings are out of print. We need to recover the work of this neglected theologian for the life of the church today. Born 21 April 1891, Harkness was the youngest of four children born to Joseph Warren Harkness and Lillie Merrill Harkness. She was born in Harkness, NY, a town in the Adirondacks named for her grandfather. A Methodist, she was personally converted in a revival as a teenager, and sensed a calling to serve the church. Her family was upper middle class and progressive, thereby giving her opportunities for education beyond what was available to most girls and w… Go to person page >

Translator: Isaac Nicolau Salum

Professor and university official, Universidade de São Paulo Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Cristo, esperança viva e triunfante
Title: Cristo, Esperança Viva
English Title: Hope of the world, thou Christ of great compassion
Translator: Isaac Nicolau Salum (1958)
Author: Georgia Elma Harkness (1953)
Meter: 11.10.11.10
Language: Portuguese
Publication Date: 1991
Copyright: Copyright words 1954. Renewed 1982 The Hymn Society, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX 76129. All rights reserved. Used by permission.



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