Cuando Oigo la Historia de Jesús

Cuando leo en la Biblia, cómo llama Jesús

Author: Jemima Luke; Translator: S. Cruellas
Tune: SWEET STORY (12333)
Published in 31 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Cuando leo en la Biblia, cómo llama Jesús,
Y bendice a los niños con amor,
Yo también quisiera estar,
Y con ellos descansar
En los brazos del tierno Salvador.

2 Los que son redimidos y salvados por Él,
En el cielo le canta sin cesar;
Allí voces mil y mil
Se oyen del coro infantil,
Porque es de ellos el reino celestial.

3 ¡Cuántos hay que no saben de esa bella mansión,
Y no quieren a Cristo recibir!
Les quisiera yo mostrar
Que para ellos hay lugar
En el cielo do los convida a ir.

4 Yo espero aquel día venturoso sin fin,
El más grande, el más lúcido, el mejor,
Cuando de cualquier nación
Niños mil sin distinción
A los brazos acudan del Señor.

Source: Culto Cristiano #376

Author: Jemima Luke

Luke, Jemima Thompson, the wife of Rev. Samuel Luke, an Independent minister of England, was the daughter of Thomas 422 Thompson, a philanthropist, and was born at Colebrook Terrace, Islington, August 19, 1813. When only thirteen years of age she began writing for the Juvenile Magazine. She published a volume titled The Female Jesuit in 1851 and A Memoir of Eliza Ann Harris, of Clifton, in 1859, but her name is known to the Christian world almost wholly through the one hymn found in this volume. Mrs. Luke died February 2, 1906. I think when I read that sweet 682 Hymn Writers of the Church, 1915, Charles Nutter… Go to person page >

Translator: S. Cruellas

One of the promoters of Spanish hymnody was Spaniard Pedro Castro y Sebastián Cruellas. He participated not only as a compiler or publisher of hymnals, but with hymns composed, translated or adapted by him. -- from "Evangelicals in Mexico: Their Hymnody and Its Theology", p. 204  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Cuando leo en la Biblia, cómo llama Jesús
Title: Cuando Oigo la Historia de Jesús
English Title: I think when I read that sweet story of old
Author: Jemima Luke
Translator: S. Cruellas
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain



This is very similar to SALAMIS (12323), but the contour of the melody is strikingly different in the second phrase.

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The Cyber Hymnal #13660
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Include 24 pre-1979 instances
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