Cuán firme cimiento se ha dado a la fe

Representative Text

1 Cuán firme cimiento se ha dada a la fe,
De Dios en su eterna Palabra de amor!
¿Qué más Él pudiera en su Libro añadir
Si todo a sus hijos lo ha dicho el Señor,
Si todo a sus hijos lo ha dicho el Señor.

2 "Ya te halles enfermo o en plena salud,
Ya rico, ya pobre se encuentre tu ser,
En casa o viajando por tierra o por mar,
Conforme a tus años será tu poder,
Conforme a tus años será tu poder.

3 "No temas por nada, contigo Yo soy;
Tu Dios Yo soy sólo, tu ayuda seré;
Tu fuerza y firmeza en mi diestra estarán,
Y en ella sostén y poder te daré.
Y en ella sostén y poder te daré.

4 "No habrán de anegarte las ondas del mar
Cuando aguas profundas te ordeno cruzar;
Pues siempre contigo seré en tj dolor,
Y todas tus penas podré mitigar,
Y todas tus penas podré mitigar.

5 "La llama no puede dañarte jamás
Si en medio del fuego te ordeno pasar;
El oro de tu alma más puro será,
Pues sólo la escoria se habrá de quemar,
Pues sólo la escoria se habrá de quemar.

6 "Mi amor siempre tierno, invariable, eternal,
Constante ami pueblo mostrarle podré;
Si nívea corona ya ciñe su sien,
Cual tiernos corderos aun cuidaré,
Cual tiernos corderos aun cuidaré.

7 "Al alma que anhele la paz que hay en Mí,
Jamás en sus luchas la habré de dejar;
Si todo el infierno la quiere perder,
¡Yo nunca, no, nunca, la puedo olvidar!
¡Yo nunca, no, nunca, la puedo olvidar!

Source: Culto Cristiano #238

Translator: Vicente Mendoza

Born: De­cem­ber 24, 1875, Guad­a­la­ja­ra, Mex­i­co. Died: 1955, Mex­i­co Ci­ty, Mex­i­co. Buried: 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… Go to person page >

Author: K

In John Rippon's A Selection of Hymns (1787, plus numerous subsequent editions), "How Firm a Foundation" (no. 128) is attributed simply to "K—". Two other hymns in the collection bear the same mark, "In songs of sublime adoration and praise," and "The Bible is justly esteemed." The author of the hymn has never been definitively identified, but the most common candidates are listed below. I. Robert Keen(e) The most likely possibility is Robert Keene, who served as precentor at Rippon's church. The evidence for connecting K with Keene comes (1) from his close acquaintance with Rippon, (2) Rippon's tune book, and (3) the testimony (of sorts) of Thomas Walker. After Rippon started publishing a tune book, A Selection of Psalm and Hymn T… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Cuán firme cimiento se ha dado a la fe
English Title: How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord
Translator: Vicente Mendoza
Author: K
Meter: 11.11.11.11.11
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

FOUNDATION

The anonymous tune FOUNDATION first appeared in Joseph Funk's A Compilation of Genuine Church Music (1832) as a setting for this text (there it was called PROTECTION). The tune was also published with the text in Southern Harmony and Sacred Harp. The ancestors of Joseph Funk (b. Lancaster County, PA…

Go to tune page >


ADESTE FIDELES


MALDWYN

MALDWYN, a personal name in Welsh, is a traditional Welsh tune thought to date from the seventeenth century. It was published in David Evan's (PHH 285) collection Moliant Cenedl Dinbych (1920). The tune consists of four long phrases, each of which has the same rhythmic scheme. In minor tonality, the…

Go to tune page >


Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Cáliz de Bendiciones #256

Celebremos Su Gloria #272

Mil Voces para Celebrar #256

Praise y Adoración #287b

Include 6 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.