Fuente de la vida eterna

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1 Fuente de la vida eterna
Y de toda bendición,
Ensalzar tu gracia tierna
Debe cada corazón,
Tu piedad inagotable,
Abundante en perdonar;
¡Único SEr adorable!
Gloria Ti debemos dar.

2 Como espíritus celestes
Te quisieran hoy cantar
Las agradecidas huestes
Que lograste rescatar;
Almas que a buscar viniste,
Porque les tuviste amor;
De ellas te compadeciste
Con ternísimo favor.

3 Toma nuestros corazones:
Llénalos de tu verdad,
De tu Espíritu los dones
Y de toda santidad.
Guíanos en obediencia,
Humilda, amor y fe;
Nos ampare tu clemencia;
Salvador, propicio sé.

Source: Culto Cristiano #172

Author: Robert Robinson

Robert Robinson was born at Swaffham, Norfolk, in 1735. In 1749, he was apprenticed to a hairdresser, in Crutched Friars, London. Hearing a discourse preached by Whitefield on "The Wrath to Come," in 1752, he was deeply impressed, and after a period of much disquietude, he gave himself to a religious life. His own peculiar account of this change of life is as follows:--"Robertus Michaelis Marineque Robinson filius. Natus Swaffhami, comitatu Norfolciae, Saturni die Sept. 27, 1735. Renatus Sabbati die, Maii 24, 1752, per predicationem potentem Georgii Whitefield. Et gustatis doloribus renovationis duos annos mensesque septem, absolutionem plenam gratuitamque, per sanguinem pretiosum i secula seculorum. Amen." He soon after began to pr… Go to person page >

Translator: Thomas M. Westrup

(no biographical information available about Thomas M. Westrup.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Fuente de la vida eterna
English Title: Come Thou Fount of every blessing
Author: Robert Robinson
Translator: Thomas M. Westrup
Meter: D
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain



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Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Cáliz de Bendiciones #42

Celebremos Su Gloria #329

Mil Voces para Celebrar #42

Praise y Adoración #131b

Include 10 pre-1979 instances
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