En la excelsa cruz de Cristo

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1 En la excelsa cruz de Cristo
es mi gloria y salvación;
en su amor Dios ha provisto
para el mundo, redención.

2 Si el temor me sobrecoge
y me asalta el tentador,
a la cruz Jesús me acoge,
y a su seno protector.

3 De la cruz la luz radiante
mi sendero alumbrará;
y mi Salvador amante
con su mano me guiará.

4 De la cruz la luz fulgura
con perenne resplandor
en la noche maśs obscura
de las pruebas y el dolor.

5 Es la cruz que santifica
la alegría y la aflicción;
el pesar se dulcifica
por su amor y bendición.

Source: El Himnario Presbiteriano #140

Translator: Speros Demetrios Athans

Speros Demetrios Athans was born 1883 in Turkey. Raised in the Greek Or­tho­dox Church, Ath­ans left home at age 15, af­ter his fa­ther’s death. He spent two years on the is­land of Cor­fu, Greece, and two more in Egypt, then went to Great Bri­tain, where he worked as a sail­or. In 1903 he went to Am­er­i­ca, and dur­ing im­mi­gra­tion pro­cess­ing, some­one gave him a New Tes­ta­ment in Greek. A year lat­er, he joined a Naz­a­rene church in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. He then en­rolled in a Bi­ble school and un­i­ver­si­ty. While in school in Ca­li­for­nia, he be­gan to stu­dy Span­ish and to work with the La­ti­no com­mu­ni­ty. In 1910 he de­cid­ed to work in ev­an­gel­ism. In 1931, he joined… Go to person page >

Author: John Bowring

James Bowring was born at Exeter, in 1792. He possessed at an early age a remarkable power of attaining languages, and acquired some reputation by his metrical translations of foreign poems. He became editor of "The Westminster Review" in 1825, and was elected to Parliament in 1835. In 1849, he was appointed Consul at Canton, and in 1854, was made Governor of Hong Kong, and received the honour of knighthood. He is the author of some important works on politics and travel, and is the recipient of several testimonials from foreign governments and societies. His poems and hymns have also added to his reputation. His "Matins and Vespers" have passed through many editions. In religion he is a Unitarian. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charl… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: En la excelsa cruz de Cristo
English Title: In the Cross of Christ I Glory
Translator: Speros Demetrios Athans
Author: John Bowring
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain



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