Cuán dulce el nombre de Jesús

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1 ¡Cuán dulce el nombre de Jesús
Es para el hombre fiel!
Consuelo, paz, vigor, salud
Encuentra sinpre en él.

2 Al pecho herido fuerzas da,
Y calma al corazón;
al alma hambrienta escual maná,
Y alivia su aflieción.

3 Tan dulce nombre es para mí
De dones plenitud,
Raudal que nunca exhausto vi
De gracia y de salud.

4 ¡Jesús, mi amigo y mi sostén!
¡Bendito Salvador1
¡Mi vida y luz, mi eterno bien!
Acepta mi loor.

5 Es pobre ahora mi cantar;
Mas cuando en gloria esté
Y allí te pueda contemplar,
Mejor te alabaré.

Source: Culto Cristiano #27

Author: John Newton

John Newton (b. London, England, 1725; d. London, 1807) was born into a Christian home, but his godly mother died when he was seven, and he joined his father at sea when he was eleven. His licentious and tumul­tuous sailing life included a flogging for attempted desertion from the Royal Navy and captivity by a slave trader in West Africa. After his escape he himself became the captain of a slave ship. Several factors contributed to Newton's conversion: a near-drowning in 1748, the piety of his friend Mary Catlett, (whom he married in 1750), and his reading of Thomas à Kempis' Imitation of Christ. In 1754 he gave up the slave trade and, in association with William Wilberforce, eventually became an ardent abolitionist. After becoming a tide… Go to person page >

Translator: Juan Bautista Cabrera Ivars

(no biographical information available about Juan Bautista Cabrera Ivars.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Cuán dulce el nombre de Jesús
English Title: How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
Author: John Newton
Translator: Juan Bautista Cabrera Ivars
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain



MARTYRDOM was originally an eighteenth-century Scottish folk melody used for the ballad "Helen of Kirkconnel." Hugh Wilson (b. Fenwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, c. 1766; d. Duntocher, Scotland, 1824) adapted MARTYRDOM into a hymn tune in duple meter around 1800. A triple-meter version of the tune was fir…

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