¡Eres del mundo, Cristo, la esperanza!

Author: Georgia Elma Harkness

Georgia Elma Harkness (1891-1974), first woman to teach theology in an American seminary, was once a household name, but few today know who she is–and all of her writings are out of print. We need to recover the work of this neglected theologian for the life of the church today. Born 21 April 1891, Harkness was the youngest of four children born to Joseph Warren Harkness and Lillie Merrill Harkness. She was born in Harkness, NY, a town in the Adirondacks named for her grandfather. A Methodist, she was personally converted in a revival as a teenager, and sensed a calling to serve the church. Her family was upper middle class and progressive, thereby giving her opportunities for education beyond what was available to most girls and w… Go to person page >

Translator: Gonzalo Báez Camargo

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Text Information

First Line: ¡Eres del mundo, Cristo, la esperanza!
English Title: Hope of the world, thou Christ of great compassion
Author: Georgia Elma Harkness
Translator: Gonzalo Báez Camargo
Language: Spanish
Copyright: © 1954, Ren. 1982 The Hymn Society (admin. Hope Publishing Company)

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DONNE SECOURS

GENEVAN 12 first appeared in the 1551 Genevan Psalter and has thus been attributed to Louis Bourgeois (PHH 3), music editor for the 1551 edition. It is also known as DONNE SECOURS, the first two words of the French text for Psalm 12. The tune is included in many English-language hymnals because of i…

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