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El varón de gran dolor

Representative Text

1 El Varón de gran dolor
es el Hijo del Señor;
Vino al mundo por amor,
¡Aleluya! ¡Es mi Cristo!

2 El llevó la cruenta cruz
para darnos vida y luz;
Ya mi cuenta él pagó,
¡Aleluya! ¡Es mi Cristo!

3 Quiso él por mí morir;
puedo hoy por él vivir.
Quiero sólo a él servir,
¡Aleluya! ¡Es mi Cristo!

4 Cuando venga nuestro Rey,
luego yo su faz veré,
Y sus glorias cantaré,
¡Aleluya! ¡Es mi Cristo!

Source: Celebremos Su Gloria #196

Author: P. P. Bliss

Philip P. Bliss (b. Clearfield County, PA, 1838; d. Ashtabula, OH, 1876) left home as a young boy to make a living by working on farms and in lumber camps, all while trying to continue his schooling. He was converted at a revival meeting at age twelve. Bliss became an itinerant music teacher, making house calls on horseback during the winter, and during the summer attending the Normal Academy of Music in Genesco, New York. His first song was published in 1864, and in 1868 Dwight L. Moody advised him to become a singing evangelist. For the last two years of his life Bliss traveled with Major D. W. Whittle and led the music at revival meetings in the Midwest and Southern United States. Bliss and Ira D. Sankey published a popular series of hym… Go to person page >

Translator: H. C. Ball

(no biographical information available about H. C. Ball.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: El varón de gran dolor
English Title: Man of Sorrows, what a name
Author: P. P. Bliss
Translator: H. C. Ball
Meter: Irregular
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain


[Man of Sorrows, what a name]

HALLELUJAH! WHAT A SAVIOR, composed by Bliss, is sometimes called GETHSEMANE. This strong tune is characterized by repeated tones and by rhythmic interest in the final phrase. Sing stanzas 1-4 in harmony in fairly strict rhythm. Sing stanza 5 in unison with some rhythmic freedom on the final phrase.…

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Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
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Celebremos Su Gloria #196

Himnos de la Iglesia #114

Praise y Adoración #246b

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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