Débil, pobre, ciego soy

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1 Débil, pobre, ciego soy,
Nada puede en mí valer;
A tu cruz ansioso voy
De salud podré tener.

2 Toma Tú mi entero ser,
Alma y cuerpo tuyos son;
No los vaya a retener
En su red la tentación.

3 Cristo, ven al corazón
A morar por siempre en él,
Y obtenido tu perdón
¡Haz que pueda serte fiel!

Amén.

Source: Culto Cristiano #212

Author: William G. Fischer

In his youth, William G. Fischer (b. Baltimore, MD, 1835; d. Philadelphia, PA, 1912) developed an interest in music while attending singing schools. His career included working in the book bindery of J. B. Lippencott Publishing Company, teaching music at Girard College, and co-owning a piano business and music store–all in Philadelphia. Fischer eventually became a popular director of music at revival meetings and choral festivals. In 1876 he conducted a thousand-voice choir at the Dwight L. Moody/Ira D. Sankey revival meeting in Philadelphia. Fischer composed some two hundred tunes for Sunday school hymns and gospel songs. Bert Polman Go to person page >

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Débil, pobre, ciego soy
English Title: I am coming to the cross
Author: William G. Fischer
Translator: Vicente Mendoza
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain

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