Descanso en ti

Author: Edith Cherry

Edith Adeline Gilling Cherry United Kingdom 1872-1897. Born at Plymouth, Devon, she was disabled from the age of 16 months by poliomyelitis and walked with crutches. The death of her only sister, who died at age 4, when Edith was age 6, devastated her. She had a gift for poetry and wrote much before the age of 15. She had friends who helped her supporting Sunday school work and the YWCA. She was a gifted illustrator of cards and porcelain which she neatly embellished with flower or fern sprays and Bible texts. Of her verse, she said, they were given to me and all I had to do was write them down. Some of her poems ppeared in print in the periodical “The Christian”. She had two strokes in early life, and a 3rd, at age 25, took her… Go to person page >

Translator: Estela Sharpin

(no biographical information available about Estela Sharpin.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Descanso en ti, mi defensor y escudo
Title: Descanso en ti
English Title: We Rest on Thee
Author: Edith Cherry
Translator: Estela Sharpin
Language: Spanish

Tune

FINLANDIA

In 1899 Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (b. Hameenlina, Tavastehus, Finland, 1865; Jarvenpaa, near Helsingfors, Finland, 1957) wrote a musical score for six historical tableaux in a pageant that celebrated and supported the Finnish press against Russian oppression. In 1900 Sibelius revised the music…

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