Dime la antigua historia

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1 Dime la antigua historia
Del celestial favor,
De Cristo y de su gloria,
De Cristo y su amor;
Cuéntala con llaneza
Tan propia a la niñez
Porque es mi mente flaca
Y anhela sencillez.

Coro:
Dime la antigua historia
Cuéntame la victoria,
Háblame de la gloria
De Cristo y de su amor.

2 Dime tan dulce historia
Con tono claro y fiel:
Murió Jesús y slavo
Yo quiero ser por Él;
Dime esta historia siempre,
Si en tiempo de aflicción
A mi alma tú deseas
Traer consolación. [Coro]

Source: Culto Cristiano #262

Author: Juan Bautista Cabrera Ivars

Juan Bautista Cabrera Ivars was born in Benisa, Spain, April 23, 1837. He attended seminary in Valencia, studying Hebrew and Greek, and was ordained as a priest. He fled to Gibraltar in 1863 due to religious persecution where he abandoned Catholicism. He worked as a teacher and as a translator. One of the works he translated was E.H. Brown's work on the thirty-nine articles of the Anglican Church, which was his introduction to Protestantism. He was a leader of a Spanish Reformed Church in Gibraltar. He continued as a leader in this church when he returned to Spain after the government of Isabel II fell, but continued to face legal difficulties. He then organized the Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church and was consecrated as bishop in 1894. He… Go to person page >

Author: Kate Hankey

Arabella Katherine Hankey (b. Clapham, England, 1834; d. Westminster, London, England, 1911) was the daughter of a wealthy banker and was associated with the Clapham sect of William Wilberforce, a group of prominent evangelical Anglicans from the Clapham area. This group helped to establish the British and Foreign Bible Society, promoted the abolition of slavery, and was involved in improving the lot of England's working classes. Hankey taught Bible classes for shop girls in London, visited the sick in local hospitals, and used the proceeds of her writings to support various mission causes. Her publications include Heart to Heart (1870) and The Old, Old Story and Other Verses (1879). Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Dime la antigua historia
English Title: Tell me the old, old story
Author: Kate Hankey
Author: Juan Bautista Cabrera Ivars
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D with refrain
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain

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