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Gracia admirable del Dios de amor

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1 ¡Gracia admirable del Dios de amor
que excede a todo nuestro pecar!
Cristo en la cruz por el pecador
su vida ha dado. ¡Qué amor sin par!

¡Gracia! ¡Gracia!
¡Gracia de Dios que nos da perdón!
¡Gracia! ¡Gracia!
¡Gracia que limpia el corazón!

2 Negras las olas de la maldad
me amenazaron con perdición;
Pudo en la gracia de Dios hallar
dulce refugio me corazón. [Coro]

3 Nunca tu mancha podrás limpiar
sino en la sangre del buen Jesús;
En ella, sí, la podrás lavar,
hoy sin cesar fluye de la cruz. [Coro]

4 Gracia infinita recibirá
todo el que cree en Cristo el Señor;
Si del pecado cansado estás,
ven, gracia ofrece tu Salvador. [Coro]

Source: Celebremos Su Gloria #165

Translator: George P. Simmonds

At four years, George sang hymns with great devotion and enthusiasm. When he was ten he felt called to be a missionary. He retained his love for the Lord and for music throughout his life. So much so, that after the age of one hundred years old even sang solos in large meetings and on television. He began his work as a missionary, along with his wife, Nessie, in Ecuador. Then explored the Amazon area and across the continent. Collaborated in the compilation of "Hymns of the Christian Life." He also worked with the Bible Societies in several South American countries. He then served as pastor of a Hispanic church in the United States of America. He was a prolific translator of 800 hymns and choral songs. He used some pseudonyms as G. Paul S.… Go to person page >

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Gracia admirable del Dios de amor
English Title: Marvelous grace of our loving Lord
Author: Julia H. Johnston (1911)
Translator: George P. Simmonds
Meter: with refrain
Language: Spanish
Refrain First Line: ¡Gracia! ¡Gracia!



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Celebremos Su Gloria #165

Praise y Adoración #235c

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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