Jesús mi Salvador, será posible

Representative Text

1 Jesús, mi Salvador, ¿será posible
Que se avergüence algún mortal de Ti?
¿Y que olvidando tus sublimes hechos,
Niegue lo que por él sufriste aquí?

2 ¿Avergonzarme de Jesús? Más pronto
Repudiaría el firmamento el sol;
Antes se avergonzara la mañana
Del fresco, puro y nítido arrebol.

3 ¿Avergonzarme del querido amigo,
Mi apoyo, mi esperanza, mi sostén?
No! mi vergüenza es que, aunque le amo tanto,
No le amo siempre como al sumo bien.

4 ¿Avergonzarme de Jesus? Sí, cuando
No tenga culpa alguna por lavar,
Ni bienes por pedir, ni miedo oculto,
Ni lágrimas, ni aún alma por salvar.

5 Hasta ese día he de confesarte;
Para salvarme espero sólo en Ti;
Y mi gloria será que Jesucristo
No se avergüence, no, jamás de mí.

Source: Culto Cristiano #52

Author: Benjamin Francis

Francis, Benjamin , M.A., was born in Wales in 1734. He was baptized at the age of 15, and began to preach at 19. He studied at the Bristol Baptist College, and commenced his ministry at Sodbury. In 1757 he removed to Horsley (afterwards called Shortwood), in Gloucestershire. There he remained, through a happy and very successful ministry of 42 years, until his death in 1799. He was the author of many poetical compositions :— (1) Conflagration, a Poem in Four Parts, (1770); (2) Elegies on the Deaths of the Revs. George Whitefield , Caleb Evans, Robert Day, and Joshua Thomas; (3) The Association, a Poem (1790); (4) a Poetical Address to the Stockbridge Indians (5) two satirical pieces on the Baptismal controversy; The Salopian Zealo… Go to person page >

Author: Joseph Grigg

Grigg, Joseph, was born in 1728, according to the D. Sedgwick’s Manuscript," but this date seems to be some six or eight years too late. He was the son of poor parents and was brought up to mechanical pursuits. In 1743 he forsook his trade and became assistant minister to the Rev. Thomas Bures, of the Presbyterian Church, Silver Street, London. On the death of Mr. Bures in 1747, he retired from the ministry, and, marrying a lady of property, look up his residence at St. Albans. He died at Walthamstow, Essex, Oct. 29, 1768. As a hymnwriter Grigg is chiefly known by two of his hymns, "Behold a stranger at the door"; and "Jesus, and can it ever be?" His hymnwriting began, it is said, at ten years of age. His published works of various kinds… Go to person page >

Translator: Jose M. de Mora

(no biographical information available about Jose M. de Mora.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesús mi Salvador, será posible
English Title: Jesus, and shall it ever be
Author: Joseph Grigg
Author: Benjamin Francis
Translator: Jose M. de Mora
Language: Spanish
Copyright: Public Domain



TOULAN was originally an adaptation of the Genevan Psalter melody for Psalm 124 (124). In one melodic variant or another and with squared-off rhythms, the tune was used in English and Scottish psalters for various psalm texts. It was published in the United States in its four-line abridged form (cal…

Go to tune page >


Joseph Barnby (PHH 438) composed O PERFECT LOVE and said it was a "hymn tune in the natural style and idiom … of our own time." Originally an anthem, O PERFECT LOVE was shortened into a hymn tune for publication in The Hymnal Companion (1890) and in the Church Hymnary (1898). The tune is also know…

Go to tune page >




Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
TextPage Scan

Culto Cristiano #52

Page Scan

El Himnario Evangelico #322

Page Scan

El Himnario para el uso de las Iglesias Evangelicas de Habla Espanola en Todo el Mundo #281

Page Scan

Himnario Cristiano para uso de las Iglesias Evangélicas #245

Page Scan

Himnario de la Iglesia Metodista Episcopal #198

Himnario Ev. Luterano--Especial para el Culto Divino #98

Himnario Evangelico Luterano ... 2nd ed. #96

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us